Australian firm wants to build WTE facility in Cebu City

ANOTHER private international firm has expressed interest to build a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility in Cebu City that can generate 50 megawatts of renewable energy.

Australian-based company Corinthian Energy Resources submitted an unsolicited proposal to the Cebu City Government on October 10, 2022 for the project.

During the City Council's regular session Wednesday, November 9, the councilors carried the unsolicited proposal and moved to refer it to the office of Mayor Michael Rama for further evaluation of the project.

The private firm said in its letter that the proposed facility can recover solid waste from existing landfill sites and process fresh waste generated in the city.

Aside from generating electricity, the firm said the project is also capable of producing "solid recovered fuel" and converting this to synthetic gas.

Councilor Nestor Archival proposed to invite representatives from the firm to discuss the technology that will be used to determine its possible effects on the environment and the well-being of the public. (IRT)