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Waste-to-energy project in Phnom Penh proposed

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has unveiled a project which will convert waste materials to energy in Phnom Penh. A study on the waste materials for conversion will also be conducted simultaneously. The Ministry of Mines and Energy has unveiled a project which will convert waste materials to energy in Phnom Penh. A study on […]

Waste-to-energy projects offer quick returns

HCM City (VNA) – Power generation from waste has a short break-even period and benefits the environment and so is attractive to investors. Dong Minh Toan, Chairman and CEO of Binh Phuoc Import Export Company, which operates a waste-to-energy plant, said: “With the high electricity price, along with the fee for waste treatment, a waste-to-energy […]

Waste-to-energy projects see official support, villager resistance

A plan to call for bids for new waste-to-energy (WTE) projects next year is giving hope to local officials worried about the growing volume of garbage in their neighbourhoods.

Waste-to-energy: A renewable opportunity for Southeast Asia?

Southeast Asia’s urban population is projected to rise to nearly 400 million by 2030, requiring significant investment in waste management to cope with the increase in garbage. The growth in electricity demand is also prompting countries to more than double generation capacity by 2040. One obvious and quick solution to these two needs is waste-to-energy, a catch-all […]

Waste-to-power plant to be developed at flagship environmental facility

Singapore’s National Environment Agency has presented a Letter of Acceptance for the development of a waste-to-power plant and a materials recovery facility at the country’s new Tuas Nexus IWMF Phase 1. The Letter of Acceptance was issued to a Keppel-led consortium for the project’s EPC contract, which is worth more than $1.5 billion. The Integrated Waste Management Facility […]

Wasting away to make energy

Many private companies in the Thai renewable energy field are pleased with the new version of the national power development plan (PDP) for 2018-37. The PDP calls for gradually opening up investor participation in waste-to-energy power projects, setting a goal of 500 megawatts from such fuel, representing 30% of total renewable resources by 2037. Part […]

Watchdog head urges palm oil industry to look beyond forests in climate fight

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The next big challenge for palm oil growers is to go beyond curbing deforestation and look at how they can slash planet-warming emissions throughout their supply chains, the outgoing head of the industry’s watchdog said on Tuesday. The sector has come under scrutiny in recent years from green activists […]

We are not against palm oil, but against deforestation: Greenpeace

Environmental watchdog Greenpeace Indonesia has responded to a statement from the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) and the Indonesian Oil Palm Farmers Association (Apkasindo) that called on the government to take firm action against Greenpeace, which they said was harming Indonesia’s economy. “To be clear, Greenpeace is not anti-palm oil, it is anti-deforestation,” Kiki Taufik, head of Greenpeace Indonesia Global […]

What’s the future of waste-to-energy facility in the Philippines?

MANY INVESTORS ARE BECOMING MORE INTERESTED IN INVESTING IN WASTE-TO-ENERGY (WTE)  FACILITY, AFTER THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) APPROVED THE COUNTRY’S FIRST WTE FACILITY LAST YEAR IN PALAWAN. Several planned WTE facility projects followed such as the planned WTE facility in Cebu that is being eyed by a Chinese firm; the WTE facility at the […]

Why palm oil biofuel simply cannot replace fossil fuel yet in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 — Is a future where our fossil fuel usage is replaced with 100 per cent biofuel made of palm oil possible? While it may look promising given Malaysia’s status as the world number two in palm oil production, it may still an impossible feat to achieve, as explained by the Malaysian […]