ABB EcoFlex brings to life first commercial biogas facility in the Philippines

ABB EcoFlex brings to life first commercial biogas facility in the Philippines

ABB’s EcoFlex eHouse provides the facility with reliable power to bolster its power generation capacity.

ABB is working with First Quezon Biogas Corporation, through its partner Yamato Technologies Pte Ltd. from Singapore, to power the country’s first commercial biogas facility. Currently being constructed in the province of Candelaria in Quezon, the plant will transform chicken manure, rice straws, and other agricultural waste into useable energy that can augment the load requirements of the Luzon grid.

Albert Alquiros, president of the First Quezon Biogas Corporation, sees the $9.7 million biogas plant as a means to help the town of Candelaria realize its zero waste objective, as it will require some 20 tons of agricultural waste annually to maintain its operations.

To ensure the operational efficiency of this landmark biogas facility, ABB delivered and installed one unit of 2.5MVA transformer, and housed it within its proprietary EcoFlex eHouse solution, which has been designed and tested to protect electrification products from harsh environments.

“ABB is pleased to have been chosen as one of the technology providers for this important project. We are optimistic that our solutions will enhance the efficiency of the facility, and help it become a crucial contributor in efficiently distributing energy resources,” said Olivier Coquerel, President and Country Managing Director of ABB in the Philippines.

The ABB EcoFlex eHouse was designed as an innovative solution to provide customers with efficient flexibility. Since it is modular in design, customers can choose to make use of one module only, or a combination of modules for larger applications, making it a smart and economical choice.

In addition, the ABB EcoFlex eHouse is designed to be easily transported and installed onsite as pre-tested complete modules. It is constructed according to ISO/1161 and 1496-1 standards to ensure stability and has variants suited to a vast array of applications from various segments such as renewables, infrastructure, EV charging, utilities and even mining and oil & gas.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motor-sport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. www.abb.com 

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