Waste- to-energy power plants to rise soon in the Philippines

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  • Integrated Green Technology Incorporated came up with a solution to save our landfills and reduce  electricity bills
  • They will be building a waste-to-energy power plants in Pangasinan and Cebu
  • The company will give 1% of the income to the host municipality, and a 15-20% reduction in electricity bills is expected

Finally, here is a solution to our mountainous garbage and costly electricity bills.

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Kuryente sa basura (Waste to energy) power plants will soon rise in Pangasinan and Cebu to be built by the Integrated Green Technology Inc. (IGT),  a Filipino company that specializes in converting waste into energy.  The process used to produce electricity for waste is incineration.  The by-products may seem harmful to the environment. However, it uses flue gas treatment to avoid the emission of dangerous gases in the environment.

IGT President and Chief Executive Michael Jimenez guaranteed that the process is safe as it has passed the stricter European standard (euro 6) Clean Air Act, which is of higher standards than the Philippines’ (euro 2) Clean Air Act.

50 tons of solid waste can already produce 1 megawatt of electricity.

IGT will give 1% income from profit to the host municipality, and 15-20% reduction in electric bills is expected.

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The waste management company is currently finalizing its partnership with the provincial governments of Pangasinan and Cebu.

The Pangasinan facility can process 970 tons of solid waste that can produce 19 megawatts.  For Cebu, however, which is planned to have 2 power plants, can process 320 tons of garbage each day; yielding 6 megawatts.

The plants cost $230 million or P11.6 billion and will start construction in the first quarter next year.

IGT also partnered with a foreign company named CNIM Martin Private Ltd., an Indian based technology that owns exclusive Licenses for Waste Combustion system, Boiler, and Flue Gas Treatment technology from both European mother companies.  The company already has built 170 waste to energy facilities in 23 countries.

These projects are up-and-coming.  Hopefully, this can help us solve our garbage problem and lower down costs of power in our country.