BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The Bataan Poultry Owners Association has enlightened the provincial government about the establishment of a P 300 million biogas facility next year in the upland area of Abucay town, this province.
Businesman Eric Hermoso, president of the Bataan Poultry Owners Association, has discussed with Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia the other day the mechanics of the project applying the concept of German technology on the proposed renewable energy venture in the province.
Governor Garcia welcomed the entry of a highly-specialized project which would significantly support the province’s energy reserves and would show that the historic peninsula is open for business and investments.
The operation of a biogas plant would ensure stable power supply to thousand members of the local electric cooperative, small and medium entrepreneurs and the possibility of lower electricity rate, Governor Garcia said.
According to Hermoso the bio-energy is the most widely used renewable energy worldwide and can be defined as energy contained in living or recently biological organism.
The biogas project would have the capacity to produce one megawatt and 98 percent technology efficient enough to serve the requirements of the households and other business.
He said the major benefits from the biogas technology are production of electricity, transformation of organic waste into high quality fertilizer and reduction of volume of disposed waste products.
The proposed biogas facility would be fueled by chicken manures coming from the 21 poultry farms out of the 98 registered members of poultry farms.
Hermoso explained to Governor Garcia that the that the poultry farm operators include in their long-range strategic development plan to produce organic fertilizers intended to supply the vegetable and fruit farmers in Baguio City.