Emerging Power to convert CDO landfill into RE source
Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) - February 21, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Filipino-owned Emerging Power Inc. (EPI) is eyeing to embark on  a project that will convert the Cagayan de Oro City sanitary landfill into a source of renewable energy.

EPI has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Cagayan de Oro city government and Waste Recovery Borås (WRB), a partnership of Borås City in Sweden, Borås Energy and Environment, the WRB Technical Research Institute of Sweden and the University of Borås, for the project.

Under the agreement, EPI will develop a full solid waste management plan that will specifically address Cagayan de Oro City’s 10-hectare landfill in Brgy. Carmen. Created in 1987, the landfill is located 3.5 kilometers from the city proper and had a 25-year life span that ended in 2012.

 â€œCagayan de Oro City is serious about managing its solid waste, and this development will greatly help the city in addressing its current solid waste problems,” Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno said.

EPI tapped WRB to conduct a feasibility study on the project, said EPI project manager Nenette Capaning.

Biogas Systems, a Swedish renewable energy company with expertise in developing waste-to-energy projects, is also part of the project.

“Biogas Systems is willing to collaborate as technology provider and investor for waste-to-energy projects in the Philippines,” Capaning said.

The basis of the feasibility study on the landfill waste-to-energy project was a pre-feasibility study completed by the Cagayan de Oro government on waste water, watershed and solid waste management with the Cities Development Initiative Asia-Asian Development Bank (CDIA-ADB).

EPI is a Filipino company engaged in the development of renewable energy projects.

It earlier signed a power supply agreement with the Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative (Ormeco) for the 40-megawatt Montelago Geothermal Power Plant in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro.

 

 

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