Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo recently said he will allow a Swedish company to conduct a pre-feasibility study on building a landfill gas recovery plant for energy production in Dumaguete City.
He agreed to the terms of the study since no public funds will be utilized.The project is expected to be completed within four months, he added.
Remollo said the company will help the city substantially comply with the ecological solid waste management program for building a landfill with a recovery plant for energy production.
The company offers technologies that can capture methane gases from existing landfill areas to be sold as methane gas or used to generate electrical energy on site.
Dumaguete City produces an average 80 tons of garbage and the city government is in the process of enforcing its solid waste management through mandatory segregation of waste at source, establishment of a central materials recovery facility, conversion of plastics into chairs for classrooms and a sanitary landfill.
As part of the preliminary work, the team and officials from the Environment and Natural Resources Office will conduct a landfill site visit, collection and analysis of relevant data and parameters, presentation of initial findings to be presented and draft of final reports. They will analyze the parameters and evaluate if the landfill is viable for recovery of methane and these are possible solutions for capturing and energy generation.
Present during the meeting were City Planning and Development Coordinator Leonides Caro, Environment and Natural Resources Officer Chilvier Patromonio, Xeric AB Sweden of Ulf Malmerberg, Qualitek consultant Janet Porter, Xeric president Klas Lundgren and senior consultant Jessica Magnusson.*
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