Eexpand cassava plantations

MANILLA, Philippines--The Eastern Renewables fuels Corp., a complete subsidiary company of Eastern crude Corp., intend its cassava planting to 4,500 hectares this extend year to meet the growing question to biofuel, said the most senior official of the parent company.

The company has harvested cassava of first 1,000 hectares and will be shipped the cassava chips to the facility of the ethyl alcohol processing of its partner in China, said the service of the agriculture company of the state Guanxi, the Eastern President and the president Fernando Martinez of the crude.

Martinez said Eastern Renewables hoped the cassava of further 3,500 hectares by March next harvest year.

He said that since the company to elaboration had still a facility of the ethyl alcohol refining in the Philippines the cassava which is harvested of its plantings to Guanxi for processing to remain would be shipped.

What we here will produce for processing to be and consumption in China, he said, but we can also reflect the redeeming processed ethyl alcohol, especially when put mixture obliges. Effective within the framework of biofuels law, the petrol becomes which is divided in the Philippines ethyl alcohol contents of at least five in 2009 must.

Put mixture obliges will increase up to at least 10 at four years after the enforcement of the law. Eastern Renewables have cassava plantings in the provinces of Zambales, Sarangani, Davao del Norte and south Cotabato and in general Santos City. The eyeing also a macula the petrochemical park of government-owned PNOC Alternative Fuels Corp, in province Bataan, where it plants an installation and depot of ethyl alcohol production to elaboration.

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