Groundbreaking SOUTH NEGROS BIOPOWER
South Negros Biopower
6 April 2016, Negros, Occidental, Philippines
ThomasLloyd laid the foundations in the Philippines for South Negros BioPower, a biomass power plant with capacity of 25 megawatts (MW). The project in the South of Negros Island is the second power plant that is scheduled to produce regenerative electricity from crop waste generated by local agriculture for around 265,000 people from the end of 2017. Once it has been commissioned, South Negros BioPower will create over 3,000 new and permanent jobs in the power plant and in local agriculture and save 85,498 tons of carbon dioxide (CO₂) per annum.
In addition to numerous other guests, a 50 strong ThomasLloyd delegation was invited to the inaugural launch on 6 April 2016. The ceremony was also attended by a large delegation of European financial experts and equity providers, a large number of high-ranking representatives from Asian politics, business and the media and representatives of project partners as well as institutional investors.
Speakers speaking in front of the over 500 guests and press representatives were: Rev. Fr. Samuel John M. Tanoso (Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Peace Parish, La Carlota City), Ramon A. Picornell (President of South Negros BioPower, Inc.), Hon. Luis J. Jalandoni III (Vice Mayor of La Carlota City, Negros Occidental), Ms Ruby B. de Guzman (OIC Division Chief, Biomass Energy Management Division), Representative of Sec. Zenaida Y. Monsada (Secretary of Department of Energy), Juan Xavier P. Zabaleta (President of San Carlos BioPower Inc.), Roberto D. Cuenca (local partner) and T.U. Michael Sieg (Chairman & CEO ThomasLloyd Group).
Inaugural launch and project presentation
South Negros Biopower
10 October 2013, Negros, Occidental, Philippines
South Negros BioPower (SNB) is a ThomasLloyd SICAV-SIF – Cleantech Infrastructure Fund biomass power plant project in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental in the Philippines. A biomass power plant will be constructed as part of the project which will be fuelled by waste from the harvesting and processing of sugar cane supplemented by herbaceous and woody energy plants.
South Negros BioPower is a stand-alone base load power station covering an area of 300,000 m2 with a gross electricity production capacity of 24.99 MW, which will produce 185 million kWh per annum. This will cover the energy consumption of around 265,000 people in the region. In addition to numerous other guests, a 40 strong ThomasLloyd delegation was invited to the inaugural launch on 10 October 2013. After the ceremony, the guests were given a demonstration of sugar cane harvesting and how the fuel for the future power plant will be obtained.
Speakers speaking in front of numerous guests and press representatives were: Most Rev. Vicente M. Navarra D.D. (Bishop of Bacolod City), Hon. Juliet Marie D. Ferrer
(Mayor of La Carlota City), Hon. Ma. Regina Bautista Martin (Administrator Sugar Regulatory Administration), Ramon A. Picornell Jr. (President South Negros BioPower Inc.), Hon. Jeffrey P. Ferrer (Congressman Fourth District Negros Occidental), Jose Maria P. Zabaleta Jr. (President Bronzeoak Philippines Inc.), Roberto J. Cuenca (President, Planter´s Association, La Carlota) and T.U. Michael Sieg (Chairman & CEO ThomasLloyd Group).