New Biomass Gasifier for Rural Electrification, Philippines

Dinalungan, Aurora Power Plant

Eco Market Solutions, Philippines

Governer Bella Angara-Catillo, Mayor Tubigan and the Dinalugan Municipal Council are proud to cut the ribbon on the first gasifier for rural power electrification in the Philippines this month.

The 250kw Gasifier is welcomed by the community of Dinalungan, Aurora as an alternative to expensive diesel power in the area. Diesel power in the local communities are struggling to provide power for more than 6 hours per day.

The plant is run by Eco Market Solutions (related to the wind power company Greenworld Wind Power). The gasifier is using running on wood, coconut fronds and coconut shells. In May they plan to use biomass briquettes made from rice straw, rice and coconut husks, corn cobs and dried grasses, which they expect to purchase from local farmers. Currently they use about 8 tons of biomass a day when they are running at full capacity.

See press release for more details.