In 2013, PT. Gasifikasi Prima Energi (GPE) received a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) grant from the Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), co-funded with USAID-sponsored Indonesian Clean Energy Development (ICED), to develop a 24kW rural electrification project in the area of Munduk in Buleleng Province, Bali. 85 households, 2 temples and a primary school in Munduk village are currently receiving electricity produced.
by: Alexis Belonio and Billy Belonio
Mapangpang, Munoz, Nueva Ecija.
Drying seeds is a major concern fro growers in Nueva Ecija, especially when harvesting coincides with rainy periods (that make sun drying seeds difficult). Rice Husks can make an inexpensive fuel, and a Rice Husk Gasifier is an improvement over the traditional Furnace Design
Governer Bella Angara-Catillo, Mayor Tubigan and the Dinalugan Municipal Council are proud to cut the ribbon on the first gasifier for rural power electrification in the Philippines this month.
The 250kw Gasifier is welcomed by the community of Dinalungan, Aurora as an alternative to expensive diesel power in the area. Diesel power in the local communities are struggling to provide power for more than 6 hours per day.