A Recycling company is holding a road-show in the country to promote its pyrolysis project which aims to rid the Philippines of its waste tyre problem and also to help solve power shortage in the Philippines.
ECR ASIA, INC., which was recently incorporated in the Philippines, is engaged in renewable energy production, particularly pyrolysis where waste materials or garbage are turned into electric power, diesel fuel, methane gas, carbon and other by-products.
In this renewable energy project, the pyrolysis equipment can process 150 to 200 metric tons of waste materials or garbage (equivalent to 200 to 300 trucks of garbage) on a 24-hour operation which can in turn produce 6 to 9 megawatts of electric power and about 20,000 liters of diesel fuel depending on the kinds of waste materials used as feedstock.
This pyrolysis equipment can process all kinds of waste materials ranging from agricultural waste, medical waste, sludge, military waste, tires, and other waste materials, a statement issued by the company said.
At present, Metro Manila alone produces over 5,000 metric tons of garbage per day, which is being dumped into several open dumpsites which pollute the air, the land and the water. If this dumping of waste materials continues in the coming years, it will surely be harmful to the environment.
The company said this pyrolysis equipment can transform tires and plastics to enable it to produce electricity, diesel fuel, biogas, carbon and other by-products. This pyrolysis equipment is compliant with the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999 (RA No. 8749) because it does not emit any hazardous gases and the only emissions are water or steam and oxygen.
For its initial projects in the Philippines, ECR ASIA, Inc. will install this pyrolysis equipment where local investors signified their intention and agreed to finance this pyrolysis project.
This pyrolysis project is seventy-five percent (75%) foreign funded and twenty-five percent (25%) locally funded where the investment reaches not more than P1 billion per equipment.