Roxas Pacific Bioenergy to boost bioethanol capacity by 21%

The Philippines’ largest bioethanol producer, Roxas Pacific Bioenergy Corp., said it will boost capacity by 21% by debottlenecking and improving its fermentation processes to raise overall efficiency levels.

The company owns a bioethanol plant in Negros Occidental, with a current capacity of 36 million litres per year. The plant is operated by Roxol Bioenergy.

Additionally, it will raise the nameplate capacity of the San Carlos Bioenergy plant, which it recently acquired, by 10 million litres per year to 40 million litres per year.

Roxas Pacific Bioenergy Corp., a subsidiary of Roxas Holdings, acquired 26.7% of San Carlos Bioenergy from the Zabaleta Group, the country’s second largest ethanol company, in April for PHP 420 million (USD 9.41 million). It now owns 93.68% of San Carlos Bioenergy.