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New biomass plants set for Philippines province

Three biomass plants worth a total of PHP3.3 billion (€53.3 million) are to be constructed in the Philippines province of Bukidnon.

Each power plant, costing PHP1 billion each, will have the capacity to produce 10-MW of electricity to boost the power supply requirements of the feed millers in the province and its neighbouring areas.

The Department of Energy (DOE) approved the operating contract of the First Bukidnon Electric Cooperative (Fibeco) to implement the project. The power co-operative also serves several agricultural companies in the southern Bukidnon.

Construction of the plants will begin this year in the towns of Don Carlos, Kalilangan and in Malaybalay City, with operations tipped to start in 2015.





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