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Roxas group taps Indian firm to build ethanol plant

Manila, Philippines - Roxol Bioenergy Corp., the bioethanol division of sugar conglomerate Roxas Holdings Inc., has tapped an Indian firm to set up a P1-billion bioethanol plant in Negros Occidental, Philippines.

Roxol Bioenergy engaged KBK Chem-Engineering Pvt. Ltd. to design and construct its bioethanol plant, which would be situated next to Central Azucarera de La Carlota Inc., the sugar mill owned by affiliate CADP Group Corp. in La Carlota City.

The bioethanol plant would include facilities and equipment for fermentation and distillation in ethanol production, wastewater treatment, slops concentration, product storage as well as steam boiler and turbo-generator components.

Roxas Holdings chairman Pedro Roxas said the plant, which would have a production capacity of 100,000 liters a day, is slated for completion by the end of 2009 or early 2010.

Source: IWR Online, 01 Jul 2008