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Philippines - Biomass Plant

05/12/2017 | Project Number: 000252

Key Project Facts

Country: Location:
Philippines Lian, Batangas, Luzon
   
Principal Facility Type: Facility Type:
Incineration (with energy recovery) Energy from Biomass, Waste-to-Co-Product
   
Principal Waste Type: Waste Type:
Plant biomass (waste) Agriculture
   
Development Phase: Value:
Project Operational US$ 43,611,854
   
Output (MW): Feedstock:
8.8 Sugarcane, Molasses
   
Byproduct:
Fertiliser, CO2
   
Commission Date:
Q4 2016
   

Project Updates

Date Change made
05/12/2017 Plant shut down to assess technical problems.
12/07/2016 Completion expected in fourth quarter of 2016
01/12/2015 Aseagas seeking approval for grid connection.
28/10/2015 Plant goes into operation.
20/05/2015 GE to supply seven Jenbacher engines.
20/03/2015 Project switched to biomass, with completion expected in mid-2016.
05/12/2014 Civil works under way.

8.8 MW biomass plant.

In October 2016, a new PHP 2.2 billion, 8.8 MW biomass plant went into operation at Lian, Batangas.

Aseagas, a joint venture between Gazasia and Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV), developed the facility for Absolut Distillery, a subsidiary of the LT Group's Tanduay Distillers. Groundbreaking took place in March 2014 and site development was completed in July 2014. In May 2014, Cryostar was selected to supply the liquefaction system and in December 2014, Aboitiz told AcuComm that civil works were under way.

Aseagas received financial support for the project from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) in June 2014, entering into a PHP 2.4 billion notes facility and security agreement.

The plant, built next to the Absolut Distillers site, was originally designed to take effluent from the distillery and process it through an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility and produce 9,000 tonnes of biomethane for use as vehicle fuel. However, in March 2015, Aseagas announced that after studying the technology it had decided to convert the project to biomass, with the power generated being sold through the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) scheme. Under the revised design, the plant will utilise organic waste from sugarcane and molasses from the distillery. Aside from electricity, the plant will produce fertiliser and CO2 that can be sold to farmers and beverage companies, respectively. The plant will be able to generate enough power for an estimated 22,000 homes.

On 18th May 2015, Asegas signed an agreement with GE Distributed Power for the supply of GE's ecomagination Jenbacher gas engines for the project. Seven of GE’s Jenbacher gas engines, four J420 and three J320 units, were delivered to Aseagas in October 2015 for the first of three phases of the project, targeting the power plant to go online before year’s end.

During October 2015, Aseagas sought regulatory approval for a point-to-point limited transmission line that will connect the facility to the power grid. The connection is expected to cost PHP 12.8 million, with the majority of funding earmarked for labour, materials and equipment.

The second phase of the project is due to commence early in 2016. DESCO Incorporated, GE’s authorised distributor for Jenbacher gas engines in the Philippines, will be in charge of the installation and maintenance of the units.

In early July 2016, local press reports revealed that Aboitiz Renewables, the renewable energy arm of Aboitiz Power, has completed the acquisition of the project through the purchase of Aseagas from parent company AEV for PHP 605 million. According to Aboitiz Renewables, completion of all phases of the project is now anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2016.

This is the first of several plants planned for the Philippines by Aseagas. The plant marks the first phase of a potential US$150 million investment in biogas facilities planned by the company.

Plant Shutdown

On 4th December 2017, Aboitiz announced that Aseagas will continue the shutdown of the plant in order to further assess the plant’s technical problems and determine the appropriate way forward for the facility. This decision follows the earlier cessation of operations due to the unavailability of the supply of organic effluent wastewater from Absolut Distillers.

Aseagas also disclosed that it has repaid its outstanding loan with the DBP. Aseagas has invested equity of around PHP 950 million for the biomass plant, and has around PHP 460 million in outstanding liabilities.

“This continued shutdown will allow us to look at our options, taking into consideration the interests of all our stakeholders,” AboitizPower President and COO Antonio R. Moraza said.

Contact Information

Consultants
Contact Mr Richard Lilleystone Phone
Job Title Director Fax
Email
 
Company Gazasia
Address 31 Harley Street
London
Greater London
W1G 9QS
United Kingdom
Phone 44 20 7436 6805
Fax
Email [email protected]
Web www.gazasia.com
Equipment Supplier
Contact Mr John Alcordo Phone
Job Title Regional General Manager, ASEAN Fax
Email [email protected]
 
Company GE Distributed Power
Address Achenseestrasse 1-3
Jenbach
Tyrol
6200
Austria
Phone 43 5244 6000
Fax 43 5244 600548
Email [email protected]
Web www.ge-distributedpower.com
Equipment Supplier
Company DESCO
Address Laguna International Industrial Park, Lot 2 Block 3, Interstar Street, Barangay Mamplasan
City of Binan
Laguna
4024
Philippines
Phone 63 2 5844558
Fax 63 2 5208150
Email
Web www.desco.ph
Equipment Supplier
Contact Ms Martina Streiter Phone 43 5244 600 2470
Job Title Marketing Communications Manager Fax
Email [email protected]
 
Company GE Distributed Power
Address Achenseestrasse 1-3
Jenbach
Tyrol
6200
Austria
Phone 43 5244 6000
Fax 43 5244 600548
Email [email protected]
Web www.ge-distributedpower.com
Equipment Supplier
Company Cryostar
Address 2 Rue de l'Industrie
ZI BP 48
Hesingue
Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine
68220
France
Phone 33 3 89 70 27 27
Fax 33 3 89 70 27 77
Email [email protected]
Web www.cryostar.com
Funding/Financial Services/Agency
Contact Mr Nilo Santos Cruz Phone
Job Title Chief Information Officer Fax
Email [email protected]
 
Company Development Bank of the Philippines
Address P.O. Box 1996 Makati Central Post Office
Makati City
1200
Philippines
Phone 63 2 818 9511
Fax
Email [email protected]
Web www.devbnkphl.com
Operator
Contact Mr Antonio R. Moraza Phone
Job Title President & COO Fax
Email [email protected]
 
Company Aboitiz
Address Aboitiz Corporate Center
Gov. Manuel A. Cuenco Avenue Kasambagan
Cebu City
6000
Philippines
Phone 63 32 411 1800
Fax 63 32 231 4031
Email [email protected]
Web www.aboitiz.com
Operator
Contact Mr Enrico Abulo Phone
Job Title Fax
Email [email protected]
 
Company Aboitiz
Address Aboitiz Corporate Center
Gov. Manuel A. Cuenco Avenue Kasambagan
Cebu City
6000
Philippines
Phone 63 32 411 1800
Fax 63 32 231 4031
Email [email protected]
Web www.aboitiz.com
Operator
Contact Mr Mikel A. Aboitiz Phone
Job Title Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer Fax
Email [email protected]
 
Company Aboitiz
Address Aboitiz Corporate Center
Gov. Manuel A. Cuenco Avenue Kasambagan
Cebu City
6000
Philippines
Phone 63 32 411 1800
Fax 63 32 231 4031
Email [email protected]
Web www.aboitiz.com
Operator
Contact Mr Juan Alfonso Phone
Job Title Director Fax
Email [email protected]
 
Company Aseagas
Address Aseagas Office
Manila
Philippines
Phone 63 2 793 2817
Fax
Email [email protected]
Web
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