Roxol Bioenergy Corp. allowed to resume operations


The cease and desist order against Roxas Holdings Inc.’s (RHI) power unit Roxol Bioenergy Corp. (RBC) has been lifted following the favorable results of the inspection by the city government of La Carlota.

“In a memorandum, Mayor Jalandoni noted that the lifting of the CDO, which takes effect immediately, is based on the results of the city government unit’s inspection and verification of the mitigating measures that RBC implemented since the time of the closure up to the present,” RHI disclosed yesterday.

The RBC has also been directed to resume its operations.

On September 9, RBC was issued the cease and desist order after complaints that its bioethanol plant facility was emitting foul odor. (Read: Roxas Holdings Inc.s’ Negros bioethanol plant suspended)

Previously, RHI said it had stalled operations in the plant to conduct its annual maintenance in advance to address the problems.

In March 2015, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) suspended RBC for violating the Clean Water Act after it polluted the Marayo River.