City gov’t urged: Promote biodiesel

A DAVAO City-based biodiesel inventor is asking the city government to support the promotion of the use of biodiesel, which is derived from used cooking oil.

“Our humble recommendation is to make use of our scientifically proven and tested technology that will effectively help air shed our atmosphere by way of mitigating the greenhouse gas emitted by the engine powered transportations much lower than the allowed standard in support to Clean Air Act,” said Emiliano Filipinas Quitiol, inventor and general manager of EFQ.

Quitiol wrote to Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on March 7 and his letter was approved for first reading in the city council last Tuesday.

He was the recipient of P700,176- financial assistance from the Department of Science and Technology on his project “Conversion of Used Cooking Oil into Biofuel Product” which covers the cost for fabrication of the needed equipment and working capital for its pilot production.

Quitiol said his experimentation works started in 2005 and it took him six years to perfect the production of biodiesel and fuel additives out from used cooking oil. His invention was granted patent by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines on Aug. 1, 2011.

His biofuel additive, for instance, is an additive that will be blended with diesel, gasoline and liquefied petroleum gas with a recommended ratio of 1:1 or 1 milliter additive to 1 liter of gasoline.

Quitiol explained that the additive, when blended with fuel, “act by rearranging the molecular structure of the conventional fuel into chain branching of hydrocarbon atoms, allowing more efficient fuel combustions minimizing the formation of carbon and consequently reducing air pollution.”

“As an exclusive manufacturer, I hope that my humble endeavor could be given even just a moral support and recognition and the product of inventions be included in the city’s environmental program for usage,” Quitiol said.


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