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PE2 president Alexander Ablaza, GPCCI’s Charlotte Bandelow and DOE Usec. Rowena Cristina Guevarra exchange views in a panel discussion during the GPCCI’s “German-Philippine Conference: Innovative Bioenergy Technologies” held on 25 June 2024. (Photo: GPCCI)
PE2 president Alexander Ablaza, GPCCI’s Charlotte Bandelow and DOE Usec. Rowena Cristina Guevarra exchange views in a panel discussion during the GPCCI’s “German-Philippine Conference: Innovative Bioenergy Technologies” held on 25 June 2024. (Photo: GPCCI)

PE2 highlights EE impacts of industrial bioenergy in GPCCI event

MAKATI CITY, 25 June 2024 – The Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) stressed the energy efficiency impacts of bioenergy projects hosted by industrial designated establishments during a bioenergy conference held earlier today by the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI). PE2 was an event partner of GPCCI’s conference “German-Philippine Conference: Innovative Bioenergy Technologies” held at the Dusit Thani Manila.                                                           

While co-panelist Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara of the Department of Energy (DOE) showcased a sampling of the 76 DOE-awarded biomass power projects aggregating a total 765 MW of potential capacity, PE2 president Alexander Ablaza explained that a significant market potential exists for industrial energy end-users, especially those that generate organic waste or by-products from its own manufacturing process, to displace traditional sources of energy with biomass- or biogas-fed generation of power, heat or cooling. Beyond demand-side bioenergy development, Ablaza told the German delegation that heat-related and waste heat recovery technologies will need to be deployed across heat-intensive industries.

Front row, left to right: Wangen Pumps GmbH’s Florian Holub, GPCCI president Marie Antoinette Mariano, PE2 president Alexander Ablaza, DOE Usec. Rowena Cristina Guevara, atmosfair GmbH’s Michael Zahradnik, Prof. Dr.–Ing Horst Kreimes, AHT Syngas Technology’s Ai-Ling Ferges and GPCCI’s Charlotte Bandelow. Back row, left to right: Dr. David Klebs of German Embassy Manila, GPCCI’s Executive Director Christopher Zimmer and Uniglobe Environmental Technology’s CEO Norbert Kessler. (Photo: GPCCI)
Front row, left to right: Wangen Pumps GmbH’s Florian Holub, GPCCI president Marie Antoinette Mariano, PE2 president Alexander Ablaza, DOE Usec. Rowena Cristina Guevara, atmosfair GmbH’s Michael Zahradnik, Prof. Dr.–Ing Horst Kreimes, AHT Syngas Technology’s Ai-Ling Ferges and GPCCI’s Charlotte Bandelow. Back row, left to right: Dr. David Klebs of German Embassy Manila, GPCCI’s Executive Director Christopher Zimmer and Uniglobe Environmental Technology’s CEO Norbert Kessler. (Photo: GPCCI)

The conference is part of the business delegation in the Philippines for German companies in the field of bioenergy from 24 to 28 June 2024. This project is organized in cooperation with Eclareon and is part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

The five German companies that presented their innovative technologies were AHT Syngas Technology N.V, atmosfair GmbH, Uniglobe Environmental Technology, Wangen Pumps GmbH and Weber Entec GmbH. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Kreimes, Prof. Emeritus of the University of Rosenheim talked about the bioenergy industry from a German Perspective.

PE2 members ActivAsia, Climargy, Resources Consolidated International Trading (Rescon) and Yokogawa Philippines attended the GPCCI event.

GPCCI / AHK Philippinen belongs to the international network of German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) which is represented by 150 offices in 93 countries. GPCCI is the official representation of German businesses in the Philippines; a bilateral membership organization with around 300 members; and a service provider to companies in their market entry and expansion.

GPCCI is an active Associate D member of PE2.

 


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