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San Carlos BioPower (SCBP) is a stand-alone 18 MW Biomass Power Plant to utilize renewable indigenous fuel particularly biomass available within the vicinity. The plant's fuel will predominantly be cane field residues, grassy and woody biomass from dedicated energy crop plantations, and other agricultural residues available. About 200,000 tons of biomass will be sourced sustainably within 40-km radius from the plant which will be located in San Carlos Ecozone.

  1. BRI has completed the First Phase of Biomass Assessment and Supply Chain Development for SCBP. The Second Phase is underway which is the management of the supply chain development, and development of the fuel supply chain operations plan. Specifically, it includes includes the following activities:

    • Validation and selection of appropriate system for the cost efficient biomass sourcing, collection and transport;

    • Assessment and survey of existing woody biomass sources;

    • Logistics systems analysis and plan development for:

    ◦ Cane field residue collection;
    ◦ Energy Crop Plantation development and planting plan (grassy and woody crops); and
    ◦ Logistics for biomass hauling, schedule and deployment of field equipment.

    • Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign for biomass energy, SCBP's biomass requirement, cane trash collection, environmental benefits and others.


San Carlos Bioenergy, Inc (SCBI) is an integrated ethanol distillery and power cogeneration plant located in Negros Occidental – the first in the Philippines and the Southeast Asian Region. The plant has the capacity to crush 480,000 tons of sugarcane over an 11-month period to produce approximately 39M liters of ethanol annuall yand approximately 8MW power.

BRI serves as an Applied R&D arm and extension service of SCBI to increase profitability and productivity of sugarcane farming for year-round cane supply.

• Upgrade farming systems
• Recommendation of high-yielding sugarcane varieties
• Year-round harvesting
• Proper fertilization
• Water management
• Supply cane trash as supplemental boiler fuel



Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company (HC&S), is Hawaii’s largest producer of raw sugar. The company manages approximately 36,000 acres of sugarcane plantation located in the island of Maui, Hawaii, USA.

BRI in partnership with Brozeoak Asia Pacific, Clear Fuels Technology Inc and Green Era, LLC has been commissioned by Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa, to conduct a study on Biofuels Assessment of HC&S to develop alternative fuels production facilities.

BRI main task is to develop a GIS-based site survey assessment which will serve as a starting point for transitioning HC&S to a full energy crop plantation over the medium-to long-term.







GHI Farm Workers Multi-purpose Cooperative (GHFMPC) is one of the core sugarcane suppliers of SCBI. The Coop has approximately 600 has of land suited to cane culture along the coastal plain of San Carlos City.

BRI provides agricultural services and applied research to increase profitability and productivity of sugarcane farming. BRI also supervised loan credit and facilitates the Coop’s finances.

• Proper farm planning and management
• Varietal recommendation
• Implementation of mechanized farming system
• Supervised credit

 

 

 

 

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Capas Tarlac Bioenergy, Inc (CTBI) is a special purpose company to build and operate an integrated bioethanol distillery and cogeneration plant in Central Luzon. The Plant will require about 600,000 tons of sugarcane over an 11-month period and supplemental biomass fuel to power the 15 WM cogeneration facility.

BRI activities will include the identification and mapping of existing and potential sources of feedstock.

• GIS-based feedstock planning
• Surveying and mapping
• Planning and analysis

 

 

 

South BukidnonBioenergy, Inc (SBBI) is a special purpose company to build and operate an integrated bioethanol distillery and cogeneration plant in Central Mindanao. It will require about 600,000 tons of sugarcane over an 11-month period for its 10 MW cogeneration facility.

BRI activities will include the identification and mapping of existing and potential sources of feedstock.

• GIS-based feedstock planning
• Surveying and mapping
• Planning and analysis