Agriculture for biofuels

ALG BIOFUELS is looking for startup capital of 11 Million USD
The plant can be completed within 9 months of initial funding.
3 years return on investment plus %5 Profit.

What more would you want?
Multiple investors are welcome.

ALG BIOFUELS is located in Southern Mindanao, composing particularly the municipalities of Maitum, Kiamba, Glan, Alabel, and in part of General Santos are mostly earning its livelihood through coconut industry. Coconut trees are abundant along with coastal areas of the ALG BIOFUELS area. A coconut plantation owned by business tycoon Mr. James Chiongbian is located at Kling, Kiamba, Sarangani Province. The coconut plantation is believed to be the main supplier of finished copra which is the raw material for edible oil and many other products.

The municipality of Glan Sarangani Province is producing approximately 500 tons of husked coconut a day. The capacity of the proposed desiccated coconut manufacturing plant is at 200 tons a day, with only one municipality alone. The proposed plant can operate sufficiently at its maximum capacity.

The proposed plant will help lessen the tedious work of small farmers in preparing their coconut for sale. They can readily sell the coconut by taking out only the husk. The work of drying and others are eliminated. Likewise, the proposed plant will generate work opportunities where a total of 435 people will be hired to handle this very labor-intensive project.


A plant located at Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur has been processing Desiccated Coconut for more than 25 years now. A new plant located at the same place owned by a Chinese businessman is under construction with a capacity of 200 tons per day. Another new plant in Butuan City owned by Chinese businessman became operational last January 2002 with a capacity of 200 tons. After six (6) months operation, it expanded double the capacity to its original capacity.

The proponent of this project, is the engineering company design, install the plant and fabricate all the machinery copied from the Malaysian Desiccated Plant.

The market of finished Desiccated Coconut is in the United States of America, entire Europe, and part of Asia Pacific. Basically, coconut products will all be for export with an average buying price of $950 US to $1300 US per ton. The proposed plant a 300,000 nut per day can have a finished product recovery of 30 tons a day. The cost of producing 45 tons a day is $17,000 US dollars. ROI of the said project is three years only.”

Agriculture and Biofuels

Biofuels are fuels developed by converting biomass into liquid fuels for transportation.

Related Information

Sources of biomass for biofuels include:

  • grassy and woody plants,
  • agriculture or forestry residues,
  • crops such as corn and soybeans,
  • vegetable oils and animal fats.

Biofuels have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

The two most common types of biofuels in use today are ethanol and biodiesel. A large number of ethanol and biodiesel facilities are located in EPA Region 7 covering the states of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Boyer A. Cross

Advanced Algal Systems program supports early-stage applied research and development (R&D) to lower the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts.

The program works with public and private partners to develop innovative technologies and conduct crosscutting analyses that can sustainably expand algal biomass resource potential in the United States. This work will help researchers realize the potential of an algal biofuel industry capable of producing billions of gallons per year of renewable diesel, gasoline, and jet fuels.

The Advanced Algal Systems’ project portfolio systematically addresses barriers along the supply chain—from production to logistics—to break down critical technical barriers and promote sustainable and affordable algal biofuels. To enhance its algal portfolio and engage key stakeholders, BETO regularly hosts algal biofuels strategy workshops to discuss the R&D needed to achieve affordable, scalable, and sustainable algae-based biofuels.

Learn more about BETO’s Advanced Algal Systems program on the related links web page.

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The term “algae” refers to a great diversity of organisms—from microscopic cyanobacteria to giant kelp—which converts sunlight into energy using photosynthesis, like plants. There are over 100,000 genetically diverse strains of algae. This is an advantage for researchers, who can harness algal strains’ numerous unique properties to develop promising algal biofuels and bioproducts.

The key to algae’s potential as a renewable fuel source involves the increase of algal biomass productivity per acre. Some researchers say algae could be 10 or even 100 times more productive than traditional bioenergy crops. Achieving high productivity in real-world systems is a key challenge to realizing the promise of sustainable and affordable algal biofuels. Once harvested, algae can be readily processed into the raw material to make fuels for cars, trucks, trains, and planes. 

Check out our Energy 101: Algae-to-Fuels video below to learn more about algal biofuel R&D.