2.10.2013

PIA News Service - Saturday, February 9, 2013



Butuan City gov't enters agreement with Belgian Company for biofuels, bioreactors

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 9 (PIA) -- The local government of Butuan City has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Belgian company for banana grass for biofuels and bioreactor for solidwaste management.

Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. signed the MOU with ANDINAX, a Belgian company based in Brecht, Belgium, witnessed by department heads, at the City Mayor's Office.

Under the MOU, the Butuan City government agrees and aims to cultivate its vast agricultural land area for agro-forestry development in order to attain optimum use of resources without compromising environmental protection and preservation.

ANDINAX, on the other hand, agrees to find financial resources, search for buyers for all end products, and make available its expertise to best assist the BCG in the project implementation.

In a short discussion with the media after the MOU Signing, Mayor Amante said that once implemented, the project will open new jobs to the locals, provides means to properly segregate the waste in the city and further boost the local economy.

ANDINAX is engaged in power generation with the use of dedicated biomass crop, bana grass and solid waste. (Butuan City CMO-PIO/PIA-Agusan del Norte)