The proposed Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2014 will pave the way for the growth of two other major products from sugarcane instead of just sugar alone, said Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) president, Frank Carbon.
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In a PIA interview, Carbon said that the Sugarcane Act aims to develop fuel ethanol and power from biomass from sugarcane in addition to the production of sugar in Negros.
He cited that about 60%-80% of the Negros Island’s livelihood and subsistence comes from sugar, and the addition of ethanol and biomass industries could lead to investments that will give more jobs to people.