Japanese government seeks to develop UCO biodiesel plant in the Philippines

Plantations International News The government of Japan has launched a project in the Philippines to produce biodiesel from used cooking oil. The project, located in Davao City, aims to collect used cooking oil (UCO) from households and businesses for use in biodiesel production. The Davao project marks the first time this particular technology is used outside of Japan, and the Japanese government hopes that is will serve as model for similar future undertakings in other cities. Tomoko Dodo, director of Japan’s Consular Office in Davao City, says the technology has worked in Japan and she is confident it will also work [...]