Filipinos suffering from high prices of liquefied petroleum gas may want to take a cue from Benedictine nuns in Ilocos Sur, who use biogas for their cooking and power needs.
The CBCP said the Department of Energy and the Mariano Marcos State University–Affiliated Renewable Energy Center (MMSU-AREC) helps the abbey run its 232-cubic meter biogas digester.
Aside from cooking and power, the digester supplies energy for the abbey’s piggery.
In turn, the piggery and a poultry farm supply raw materials for biogas production.
The DOE said the project addresses the problem of fluctuating prices of fuel for cooking, particularly LPG, as well as the denudation of forests for fuel wood, and the government’s call to utilize renewable energy resource.