Catanduanes partners with power firm for waste-to-energy project
MANILA, Philippines–The green energy specialist Opus Energy Solutions Inc. together with Singapore Management Consultancy signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the province of Catanduanes to build a facility in hopes to finally resolve the waste and energy problems in this part of the region.
Catanduanes Lone District Rep. Hector Sanchez and other local government officials of the province joined the MOU signing with the executives of Opus Energy Solutions Inc. led by Rafael Javier Eubra, President – CEO of Opus Strategic Business Group Inc. and the Managing Partner of Singapore Management Consultancy, Ng Hua Chong.
With the MOU, Opus Energy Solutions Inc. and Singapore Management Consultancy will be bringing into the country a Singapore emissions standard that maximizes the conversion of solid waste from landfill and other collection facilities into electricity.
Its by-products can also be utilized as useful materials for local use and export.
Eubra, echoing the sentiment of Vincent Lai, chairman of Opus Energy Solutions Inc. regarding the team’s 36 years of accumulated experience in energy industry, said they have put up a local company in the Philippines to help the country to address major issues such as energy, wastes and water problems.
“What we want to bring in is a technology that can address a lot of fundamental issues related to the basic necessities faced by the Philippines today,” Eubra said.
The Makati-based Opus Energy Solutions Inc. is an energy solutions company founded by a group of entrepreneurs who share a common vision of expanding renewable and sustainable energy and at the same time resolve other problems like wastes and landfill issues.
One of the designs from Opus Energy Solution Inc., hold by the company’s partner, in principle, is endorsed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and has a buyback agreement with National Power Corporation (Napocor).
“We get endorsements from these government agencies. So, with the MOU, we are to build a power plant–a waste-to-energy power plant–in Catanduanes,” Eubra added.
The process includes the recovery of solid wastes and transform it into useful energy in the most efficient, safest and commercially viable way possible.
He added that this environment-friendly facility that will be set up in Catanduanes is different from other power plants that are running in petrol or coal. “What we use in our power plant is solid waste and convert it to electricity.” /jpv
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