• Cauayan to build waste-to-energy plant

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    CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela: A multi-million peso worth waste-to-energy plant will rise soon in this city utilizing waste products coming from all over the Cagayan Valley region.

    Mayor Bernard Faustino Dy said the city government is now buying additional four hectares of land adjacent to the already existing open dump site at Barangay San Pablo here to accommodate all the wastes produced in the city and neighboring towns, and use them to produce energy.

    “We are hoping to start the construction of the waste energy plant this year. Once it becomes operational, we will invite other municipalities in the province to send their wastes products here for power generation,” Dy said.

    Meantime, the recycling facility in the dumping site is converting non-biodegradable wastes into hollow blocks while the biodegradable wastes are processed into fertilizers.

    “We are strictly enforcing waste segregation to facilitate recycling and fertilizer production in the dumping site,” Dy said.

    He said the construction of the waste-to-energy plant in the city can help other local government units in the region having a problem in dumping their waste products.

    Dy said the city will be the first local government unit in Cagayan Valley to operate a waste-to-energy plant that is expected to augment the increasing demand of energy in the city.

    LEANDER C. DOMINGO

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