Coconut Methyl Ester (CME)


Coconut Methyl Ester

The means to help clean our air and energize our economy is here...


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Biodiesel is a renewable and biodegradable diesel fuel extracted from plant oil. A natural hydrocarbon with negligible sulfur content, it will substantially help in reducing emissions from diesel-fed engines. It is now commonly used in the United States, Canada, Thailand, and many countries in Europe.



The Philippines has launched the use of biodiesel, particularly, Coconut Methyl Ester or CME. CME is derived from coconut oil and is more appropriately known as Coco-Biodiesel. Compared with other forms of biodiesels, the medium carbon chain of Coco-Biodiesel offers excellent LUBRICITY, SOLVENCY, and DETERGENCY. Studies show that the addition of Coco-Biodiesel results in better combustion, less pollution, and more engine power; the engines run smoothly & with longer maintenance intervals!

Because of these outstanding characteristics, Biodiesel is considered first-rate and highly adaptable.



Environmental & Health Benefits


  • is renewable and biodegradable, being plant-based.
  • lowers emission of nitrous oxide and sulfur oxide - the main contributors to smog.
  • significantly reduces serious air pollutants such as black smoke and air toxics that cause lung cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, pneumonia, bronchitis, heart attack and stroke
  • means less emission and cleaner air.

Economic Benefits to Vehicle Owners and Drivers

Coco-Biodiesel ...

  • cuts maintenance costs because of its superior lubricating and cleaning properties.
  • promotes better, more efficient combustion and less engine vibration because of its higher cetane number and inherent oxygen content.
  • boosts engine power and acceleration
  • improves fuel economy by as much as 20%, which means you get more mileage and big savings per liter.

Economic Benefits to the Coconut Industry


  • will provide and establish a long-term, sustainable alternative domestic market and as a result, will stabilize the domestic coconut production, resulting in more income price of copra.
  • will enhance farm-based reintegration of opportunities.
  • Economic Benefits to the Country

Coco-Biodiesel ...

  • will spearhead the introduction of the ester industry in the Philippines -an industry that would create more jobs.
  • will provide a potential high-value export product.
  • will promote participation of the Philippines in the potentially huge biofuel industry.
  • will enhance energy supply security through the use of indigenous resources, at the same time resulting in foreign exchange savings
  • will benefit 3.5 million coconut farmers and 20 million Filipinos dependent on the coconut industry.


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