Officials laud VMC's P2B biomass power plant

By District Energy posted 05-08-2019 00:00


Erwin P. Nicavera, Bacolod


TOP government officials, including President Rodrigo Duterte, have lauded the initiative of listed sugar firm Victorias Milling Company (VMC) in building a 40-megawatt (MW) cogeneration biomass power plant worth P2 billion in Victorias City.

In a message delivered by Energy Undersecretary Benito Ranque during the inauguration of the facility on Tuesday, May 7, Duterte said such milestone reflects the legacy of the Negros Occidental-based company in the sugar industry. 

“It is also proof of commitment to building a strong culture of energy resiliency,” he added.

The 40MW facility that uses baggase, a by-product of sugarcane, for energy generation is the largest standalone and Department of Energy (DOE)-registered biomass power plant in the country.

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