Consortium Amsterdam Waste Environmental Consultant & Technology BV (AWECT) and Waste Management, Inc. Acquired the initial proponent status for the proposal to build the most advanced WtE plant in Asia. This came After Cebu On June 10, 2021, the Philippines accepted a consortium proposal to build a 36-megawatt high-efficiency waste-to-energy (HE WtE) facility.
The proposed facility will deploy AWECT’s state-of-the-art high efficiency (HE) technology to process 1,500 tonnes of residual solid waste per day collected from all municipalities in Cebu.
The facility is located in Barangay Tinan, Naga City, and the project period is 25 years, which can be extended by another 25 years.
Breakthrough project for the community
The project will bring about US $ 200 million in private investment in Cebu and will be implemented free of charge to the state government. When the project is implemented, the project provides income to the state in the form of a percentage of the project’s income.
The HE WtE plant will divert 85-90% of the waste currently sent to state landfills, creating 100-120 skilled local direct jobs and hundreds of indirect jobs.
Additional benefits to the community of this facility include reduced air pollution, odors, littering, and reduced risk of water pollution.
Cebu waste problem
Cebu has consistently been awarded the status of the wealthiest state in the Philippines by the Philippine Audit Board. Therefore, this rapid economic and population growth has produced an increase in solid waste production. Current solutions are no longer optimal due to the increased amount of land used for landfill.
For this reason, the consortium has proposed developing the same expertise used to build the AEB Amsterdam facility, the world’s most efficient and clean WtE plant. The Amsterdam plant can generate 900 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per ton of waste and has processed more than 5.5 million tons of waste since the 2008 test run. AWECT expects similar success at the Cebu facility.
By converting waste into electricity in a controlled manner, waste is diverted from landfills and avoids CO emissions.2 Other harmful greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted from landfills.
For more information on AWECT, please visit: www.awect.com..
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