DOE, DOST collaborates for RE research

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The Department of Energy (DOE), together with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), said they will be funding and managing project proposals for renewable energy research in an effort to develop and utilize RE.

In a report by the Philippine Star, DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) executive director Enrico Paringit said that DOE would be backing the program through the Renewable Energy Trust support (RETF), while DOST would oversee the finances and projects.

The DOST PCIEERD will be opening the call for proposals for the Renewable Energy Science, Technology and Innovation (RESTI) program on July 15.

Additionally, DOST has sought research proposals in the fields of Integrated Renewable Energy Information and Mapping Systems, Local Market Assessment of Solar Photovoltaic Systems, and Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production.

A three-year budget of Php 50 million was designated for Integrated RE Information and Mapping Systems, intended to enhance the efficiency and automation of monitoring and managing renewable energy initiatives.

The DOE will also be allocating Php 5 million to support a proposal aimed at conducting a market study to assess the availability and volume of key components of Solar PV Systems in the country.

Meanwhile, the energy department has apportioned Php 35 million for a project dedicated to developing eco-friendly fuels, in support of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s objective to reach zero carbon emissions from international flights by 2050.

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