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Malunggay's Moringa Oil Seen as Biofuel Source As the Philippines seeks better ways to use its resources in combating climate change, a new discovery by a Filipino biotechnology company based in the U.S. has tapped a wonder plant in the country as a source of biofuel. Malunggay, scientifically known as Moringa Oleifera, which is widely grown in the Philippines and is considered one the world's most useful plants, is found as a good source of Moringa oil. This oil is believed to be a biofuel source. SECURA International announced that malunggay oil is being tapped by the North American Biofuels Inc. (NABI) since January as possible raw material for biodiesel production. As a result, the former is currently growing malunggay in…show more content…
As NABI has identified the plant to be potential source of bio diesel, it should erase all confusions. The institution has authenticated that the plant has passed the standards of the bio diesel. In 2007, the Philippine government declared and indorsed jathropa plant or locally known as tuba-tuba as the source of bio diesel. Jathropa is not an edible plant. It cannot be even consumed by animals because of its toxicity. According to experts, the remnants of jathropa, after extraction, becomes a nuclear waste. Malunggay, on the other hand, is a hundred percent usable and all of its parts are biodegradable. Moringa (Malunggay) as bio diesel will help the country in the problem caused by climate change. It will also elevate the living conditions of the poor because raising malunggay requires no big budgets. source: Malunggay being considered potential source of biofuel The Philippine government will look into the potential of malunggay oil as feedstock for biofuel. The Department of Agriculture and Energy have reportedly extended an invitation to Secura International Corp. to discuss the market possibility of malunggay oil. Secura, a local biotech company, has pioneered in the extraction of oil from the seed of malunggay, scientifically known as Moringa oleifera. The two government agencies will seriously look into the

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