Aseagas commence commissioning of its first biogas power plant in the Philippines
The 8.8 MWe facility treats distillery wastewater and supplies electricity to the grid under the feed-in tariff scheme.
The Philippine national daily Philippine Star reports that the Aboitiz Power Group subsidiary Aseagas Corporation has commenced commissioning and testing of its first biogas power plant installation in the country. Located in Lian, Batangas, the 8.8 MWe facility treats distillery wastewater and supplies electricity to the grid.
Originally planned as a liquid biomethane plant, the project was then reconfigured into a biogas to power plant, using the biogas to supply “offer capacity” to the grid through the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme. Under the mechanism, biomass including biogas has an allocation target of 250 MW and a FIT rate of PHP 6.63 (≈ US$ ) per kW.