Ethanol Producers Association of the Philippines (EPAP) Managing Director Tetchi Capellan said that the new ethanol facility was an indication of the continuous commitment of ethanol manufacturers to support the government’s alternative fuel program.

Capellan said that in the wake of local ethanol production as well as the global trend to achieve energy security and decrease climate change, the bioethanol industry in the Philippines needed stronger government support to replicate the San Carlos plant in several sites throughout the country.

Capellan said Roxas’ Roxol Bioenergy Corporation put up the ethanol project following the inauguration of the first bio-ethanol plant in San Carlos City.

More ethanol plants, Capellan said, will rise in the coming years when companies interested in investing feel that the market was stable.