A 3-day safety training was conducted face-to-face at 2 plant locations in South Cotabato, Philippines (Surallah and Polomolok). These 2 biogas plants were built by LIPP GmbH and in order to ensure a smooth operation of the plant, this safety training was initiated. The training was held by Mr. Michael Köttner, an experienced biogas safety trainer.
Day 1 of the training was focussed on safety basics in group work while day 2 and 3 were conducted at the biogas plants, allowing participants to experience a practical training. Among the participants were employees of the local factory Dole International who runs the plant, technicians and operators at the two biogas plants, representatives from the Department of Energy and Mapua University.
The focus of the training was on local safety issues in the field of biogas plants like also the lack of safety protection and education/demonstration in according to Germany Biogas Safety Regulation. 55 participants joined the training and received a certificate.
Everyone had an interesting and informative time during the following video was made:
This three-year develoPPP project is 50% co-financed by the German Investment Corporation (Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft – DEG) through public funds of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
In order to research new raw materials for biogas production, we have entered into a cooperation with Mapua University in the Philippines. We will donate biogas yield testing equipment to the university to support their research.
As a tropical country, the Philippines has plenty of organic material whose biogas yield has not yet been tested. There is a lot of potential for biogas production and we want to help access that potential.
LIPP has partnered with MetPower Ventures and built two industrial-scale biogas plants in Mindanao for Dole Philippines, which have a combined capacity to produce 5.7 megawatts of clean energy per year. The benefits of these plants are clear to see.
LIPP GmbH appears with two reports in the english edition of the Biogas Journal.It is reported from the LIPP facilities in South Korea and the Philippines.Follow the links to read the interesting reports.
The New Zealand magazine “Plumber Magazine” reports on a LIPP project.Compared to Germany, the biogas industry in New Zealand is still developing.Therefore, the LIPP projects can be shown as a model for the future of biogas.
On the island Mindanao, the second-largest island in the Philippines (after Luzon), located in the southern region of the archipelago, laying the largest pineapple cannery facility in Philippines, named Dole Philippines Inc. The company operates on two locations, Surallah and Polomolok, and is processing fruit juices and canned fruits from pineapples. These two factories are producing 800.000 t pineapple waste per year.
By improving the waste management system, Dole Phillippines Inc. recognized the potential for biogas production with a capacity of 7.9 MW, and a reduction of about 50,000 t CO2 emissions per year.
This significant information and CO2 compensation played an important role for creating the installation of a industrial biogas plant, total capacity 7.9 MW, divided into two biogas plants, biogas plant Surallah with a capacity of 2,9 MW and biogas plant Polomolok with a capacity of 5 MW. The realization of this project has estimated costs of 1 billion philippines pesos (€16.7 million) and it was co-financed with The Joint Crediting Mechanisms (JCM), the progamm introduced by the Government of Japan.
Lipp was engaged to develop and build two biogas plants embedded in Dole’s Surallah and Polomolok cannery facilities (South Cotabato, Philippines).
Once the biogas power plants are operational, they will utilize 100% of the pineapple waste which is for disposal and will be processed to produce renewable energy as a contribution to reducing greenhouse gases and air pollutant emissions, and lowering electricity cost for Dole factories and usage of environmentally friendly digestate.
In the video on the following link, you can find out more information about converting Pinappe waste into Biogas! Click here.
In partnership with MetPower Venture Partners, LIPP is building the first industrial-scale biogas plants in Mindanao to process Dole Philippines’ pineapple waste and convert in into biogas.
“We see strong potential for biogas production in the Philippines,” said Manuel Lipp, managing director of LIPP GmbH, in a statement. “To support our technology on the ground, we need to train the employees so they can safely operate and maintain the plants in the future,” he added.