The Ilolio City government in the Philippines has signed a signed a memorandum of agreement with and Korean firm, Dream Engineering, for the establishment of a 6 MW waste to energy project at the Calajunan disposal facility.

Speaking at the signing of the agreement, the city’s mayor, Jed Patrick E. Mabilog said: “This joint venture agreement will be beneficial for us especially in helping solve the garbage problem and augmenting the power supply in the city.”

According to the City government, it currently collects around 300 metric tonnes of waste each day. Of this, some 250 metric tonnes will, in future, be used as fuel for the new waste to energy project.

Once operational, the facility is expected to generate over 6 MW, with 1 MW being used to power an industrial complex and 5 MW being sold to Panay Electric Company under a power purchase agreement.

The mayor said contract for the solid waste to energy plant is for 20 years and is renewable.

According to a report by the Sun Star ilolio, Raul Gallo of the City’s general services office said the City is specific on its condition that there will be no cost to the city on the energy plant to be put up at the dumpsite.

“The city must benefit from the project since the garbage materials to be used came from the city dumpsite,” Gallo is reported to have said.

Under the agreement the city will take a 5% share of the gross income, or expected to be around $20,000 monthly.

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