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Converting Agricultural Waste Biomass into Resource The Philippines Case UNEP-DTIE-IETC in partnership with Development Academy of the Philippines
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• Use of crop residues as biofuels is increasing in the Philippines • Estimated 1.17 million tonnes (30% moisture) of sugarcane trash recoverable as biofeedstock • Maize a potential source of biomass energy but concerns exist about harvesting maize residues from the land • Erosion, depletion of nutrient pool, and loss of soil organic matter occurs when above ground portion of the plant is harvested Overview of Biomass Resources in the Philippines
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