Philippines' biggest waste-to-fuel facility opens

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 24 2015 05:16 PM | Updated as of Jun 25 2015 01:16 AM

MANILA – The country's largest refuse derived fuel (RDF) facility dedicated to producing fuel from waste was launched Wednesday in Pasig City.

Private construction firm IPM Construction and Development Corp. led the launch together with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Pasig City government.

"We're excited to launch this project and officially start its operation as we celebrate World Environment Day and as the Philippines observes Environment Month this June," Pasig City Mayor Maribel Eusebio said.

The RDF facility, which aims to address concerns on increasing municipal solid waste and disposal, can process 600 tons of trash per day to produce alternative fuel for cement plants.

The co-processing of RDF from municipal solid wastes for cement plants is an environment-friendly technology used in other countries.

The facility is majority-owned by Basic Environmental Systems & Technologies, Inc. (BEST), a subsidiary of listed Minerales Industrias Corp. (MIC), and France-based Lafarge Industrial Ecology International.

IPM will operate and manage the facility. -- With a report from Doris Bigornia, ABS-CBN News