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Author: Maria Ana A. Espiritu, SRS - II, PSTC-Aurora

The Department of Science and Technology, in its pursuit to contribute to the government's efforts to climate change adaptation, has funded the construction of a fixeddome biogas digester in the municipal abattoir of Baler, Aurora. The digester has a loading capacity of 20 cubic meter. The manure gathered from the holding area for large ruminants and pigs will be loaded into the digester. Through the process of anaerobic fermentation, these wastes will produce biogas, a colorless, odorless gas composed primarily of methane and carbon dioxide.

Biogas is a naturally occurring renewable energy source, resulting from the breakdown of organic materials in an oxygen-free environment. Biogas can be used in fuel cells and for any heating purpose, such as cooking. It can also be used in a gas engine to produce electricity and heat.

On August 1, 2022, the Aurora Provincial S&T Center headed by PSTD Maricel M. Sicat, together with EA Ryan Soriao, and Slaughterhouse Manager Donn Issel Laroza, attended a simple groundbreaking ceremony on the proposed site of the biogas digester. The project, amounting to Php 444,000.00, will be funded under the Regional Grants-In-Aid program of DOST

 

Groundbreaking ceremony on the proposed site for the fixed dome biogas digester funded by DOST-3 Grants-In-Aid Program.