Partnership brings biomass power to Philippines

National Power Corp. and Clenergen Corp. will collaborate in generating electricity from biomass for NPC's Small Power Utilities Group in the Philippines. NPC is the Philippine government's mandated state agency to develop off-grid nonconventional island power systems. Together, the organizations will pursue feasibility studies for the nominated areas: Kabugao, Kalinga, Lubuagan, Apayao, Concepcion, Romblon, Corcuera and Banton, according to Clenergen. NPC believes those areas have the best potential for developing competitive renewable energy. Clenergen will install distributed environmental power systems in the chosen areas, ranging from 0.5 megawatts to eight megawatts, according to the company. The Philippines is an excellent platform to demonstrate biomass and gasification technologies to assure renewable electricity for the Asia Pacific Basin, Clenergen CEO Mark Quinn said.