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PIA Press Release
2006/10/05

NVizcaya allocates 30 hectares for ‘Hanga’ petroleum tree propagation

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (5 October) –- The provincial government here has set aside 30 hectares from its reforestation project in Diadi town for the production of ‘Hanga’ petroleum trees in its bid to help the national government in looking for cheaper and alternative sources of energy.

Governor Luisa Cuaresma said the 30 hectares of land from the 500-hectare Lower Magat Reforestation Area shall serve as an area of partnership between the provincial government, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) for the multi-million peso project.

Hanga tree, a local tree specie has gained reputation as a petroleum tree because of its capability to produce fuel for transportation and power.

Scientifically known as Pittosporum Resiniferum Hemsl, Hanga tree is a huge sized tree with elongated leaves and a crown as wide as mango tree.

A report from the Benguet State University in La Trinidad, Benguet showed that the blending of even 10 percent Hanga oil with fossil fuels helps in reducing carbon dioxide emissions to acceptable levels, thereby preserving the environment.

Forester Roberto Apigo, provincial environment and natural resources officer said the tree has become endemic in the Philippines but suitable in the highland villages of Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet and Mountain province.

“Soon, this project would not only help address the demands for fuel but also prevent the depletion of foreign currency as we will no longer be dependent on imported petroleum,” Apigo stressed.

Hanga tree is known to have the highest percentage of gasoline-content from other oil producing tree or plant species.

The oil from the Hanga plant which is also known as green oil, bio-diesel or renewable oil can be extracted from its fruit which is about 45 percent gasoline, including other properties as heptane and dihydrotepene.

Apigo said several multi-national companies have already shown interest in the development of Hanga tree as an alternative source of fuel.

They also recommended that the Philippines should embark on massive reforestation and regreening utilizing 500,000 hectares of forest lands with the plant. (PIA NVizcaya) [top]

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