The Department of Energy came out with a draft circular prescribing the policies and programs to promote and enhance the development of waste-to-energy facilities.
“The DOE deems the necessity to issue a policy to further support as well as address issues and concerns in the development of WTE projects in the Philippines,” the draft circular, which is still under public consultations, said.
WTE refers to an energy system with a process of converting WTE feedstock with various technologies, usually the conversion of non-recyclable waste materials into usable heat, electricity or fuel through a variety of processes.
WTE will be classified as another kind of renewable energy source.
The DOE said it recognizes that WTE facility projects simultaneously achieve the twin socio-economic benefits of local government units’ solid waste management and provision of additional source of power supply.