Metro Pacific reattempts venture into waste-to-energy facility

Metro Pacific reattempts venture on waste-to-energy facility

Metro Pacific Investments Corp. is revisiting their planned venture of tapping into renewable energy sources through a waste-to-energy facility in Payatas, Quezon City.

The company is set to submit an unsolicited waste-to-energy project to the Quezon City government, Metro Pacific president Jose Ma. Lim said on the sidelines of a forum.

“We will submit this to the Quezon City government for evaluation and whether the proposal is something that they would consider,” he said.

The project is expected to generate around 30 to 49 megawatts (MW) of power, and will have two components – a bio-digester for conversion and a stoker plant for incineration.

“We do expected handle one-third of the solid waste of Metro Manila once the facility is set up and if we are successful,” Lim said.

The Salim Group of Indonesia unit is continuing to pursue waste-to-energy projects in an attempt to solve solid waste management issues and increasing demand of electricity in the country.

The company is looking to creating waste-to-energy portfolio with a generating capacity of 300 MW.

In 2014, Metro Pacific signed an agreement with GGI Energy Pte. Ltd for a waste – to – energy facility in Tagum, Davao del Norte but was terminated due to “non-completion of the conditions precedent under the investment agreement by the stipulated long stop date.”

The terminated project was supposed to produce two MW of electricity and 10,000 liters daily.