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Razon’s Prime Infra to build a biorefinery in Metro Manila

Prime Metroline Infrastructure Holdings Corporation (Prime Infra), the core infrastructure business of port magnate Enrique K. Razon Jr., and its foreign partners are planning to put up a massive biorefinery within Metro Manila.

To be specific, Prime Infra is partnering with WasteFuel, a next-generation waste-to-fuels company, to transform landfill waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). 

At the same time, the company will tie up with Netjets, the world’s largest private jet company , to explore putting up a biorefinery in Metro Manila. 

At full capacity, the biorefinery will convert one million tons of waste into 30 million gallons of SAF annually. Prime Infra is yet to provide the investment cost for the project. 

Utilizing the most effective technologies available, WasteFuel will produce fuels that burn with at least an 80 percent reduction in carbon compared to fossil-fuel based aviation fuels.

WasteFuels’ SAF has a carbon intensity (C.I.) of 0 compared to an average CI of 41 for alternative SAFs and a baseline of 89.4 for non-renewable aviation fuel.

“Solid waste management remains a major problem in the Philippines, especially in urban areas like Metro Manila, which generates around 10,000 tons of municipal solid wastes per day,” Gillaume Lucci, president of Prime Infra, said.

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Article and Photo originally posted by Manila Bulletin last February 3, 2021 5:30am and written by Madelaine B. Miraflor.

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