Metro Pacific to build PHP 1 billion biogas plant in the Philippines
According to the Manila Standard, Metro Pacific Investments has earmarked PHP 1 billion (€16.7 million) to develop biogas facilities for Dole Philippines in Mindanao.
Metro Pacific is to work with Surallah Biogas Ventures to design, construct and operate the facilities for the fresh fruit producer.
The new facilities aim to complement Dole Philippines’ existing operation by processing organic fruit waste from its Surallah and Polomolok plants in South Cotabato, Mindanao, and harnessing renewable energy in the form of biogas.
Around 50,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy in the form of biogas will be produced by the plant.
According to the Manilla Standard both Metro Pacific and Dole Philippines say the project will be an innovative, environment-friendly and sustainable waste management solution. The project is expected to positively impact climate change through the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 100,000 tons per year.