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Energy briefs: Philippines to turn garbage into energy

Energy briefs: Philippines to turn garbage into energy

The Philippine capital may soon have a power plant that uses thousands of tons of garbage daily as fuel. It will use methane gas produced by rotting rubbish, reduce the city's volume of waste and lessen its dependence on landfills, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chief Bayani Fernando said. "Through this project, we are planning to solve the problem of having huge amounts of garbage and free up space on landfills," said Fernando. Manila, which generates an estimated 10,000 tons of solid waste a day, would see its garbage volume reduced by as much as 60 percent once the power plant is operational, Fernando said. (AFP)

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