Waste-to-Electricity plant proposed for Pangasinan

By April 6, 2021Business, News

THE Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) has passed a resolution authorizing Gov. Amado Espino III to transact business with a multi-national company that expressed its intent to develop, build, manage and operate a waste to electric energy plant in Pangasinan,

The resolution, proposed by Second District Board Member Nestor Reyes, the SP majority floor leader, and seconded by Fourth District Board Member Jeremy Agerico Rosario, took note of the letter received by the provincial governor from Smart Green Tech Philippines Corp. (SGTPC) that offered to build and develop the Philippines’ first of its kind waste to electric power plant in the province.

SGTPC, a company based in Switzerland and Germany with a subsidiary office in the Philippines, is engaged in the manufacture, development and operation of a waste to electric power plant, said Reyes in sponsoring the measure.

Reyes read in part the letter of Voltaire Arroyo, special project acquisition officer of SGTPC to Governor Espino, stating his company’s intent to build the project but which did not yet specify specific terms.

The technology being offered by SGTC is similar in concept offered to the city of Dagupan by Sure Global, a U.S. and Singapore-based company that sought to build a plant that will convert solid wastes into diesel fuel and also electricity using methane gas.

However, the project in Dagupan was shelved when the new city administration rejected the project that was already approved by the past city administration and already scheduled for implementation.

In his letter to Governor Espino, Arroyo said the technology being offered to Pangasinan is the latest of its kind in the market and together with the electric power plant, it would be wholly emission-free.

According to Reyes, the project is very timely with the closure by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the sanitary landfill in Urdaneta City a few weeks ago since the project is about establishing and developing an efficient waste disposal system with the aim of reducing adverse impact on health and on environment.

Reyes also noted the capability of the project to produce not only electricity but also algae, hydrogen fuel and bottled mists which he added could give additional revenues for Pangasinan. (Leonardo Micua) 

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