Renewable energy (RE) sources like wind, solar, hydro, and nuclear power are all very important resources
for the Philippines. But why stop at reducing carbon footprint, when you can have an energy source that
can change lives, reduce the cost of electricity, and produce high value green products? BIOMASS is that
key energy source.
RE shouldn’t stop at reducing the cost of power as well as reducing the Philippine’s carbon footprint. It
needs to ensure that it can significantly impact and change the lives of people. To say that bringing power
to the millions of people who live off the grid is one thing, but how are they expected to pay for that power, or for the products that require power?
Why produce only one product, when you can produce multiple of it? Products for both the local and
international market! And, more than that, ensure stable employment through extending a factory’s lifetime
to more than 25 years? To top it all off, reduce carbon footprint and benefit from carbon credits.
All of this can be achieved using high lignin Bana grass.
Mackay Variety Bana Grass or MVBG has been tested in many countries and can produce the following
green products: biomass, Bana green coal, charcoal Bana Pellets, and other Biofuels.
MVBG products can compete one-on-one with fossil fuel in cost of production as well as cost of investment.
To fight climate change, the future has to be about energy security – but more than that, there also needs
to be a focus on job security and security ensured during external events like pandemics and wars. This
can only be achieved by having a wide range of different energy sources and paying fair wages.
The key to the success of a factory or power plant is having a secure feed. MVBG is the answer – it can
not only provide security of stable feed, but ensure the security of jobs and the reduction of carbon
footprints. As a renewable energy source, it can be used to claim carbon credits, ensuring investment per
region and thus enhancing the lives of all.
Planting Bana grass is the solution to producing fast and secure electricity off-the-grid. Through the
gasification process, which converts biomass into gases, Bana grass can be used to generate power for
the whole region. And alongside that, it will come with the insurance of a stable livelihood for the people,
as well as useful byproducts like wood vinegar, bio-oil, as well as bio char.
Through MVBG, the Philippines can establish itself as an RE (Renewable Energy) investment safe country.
RE products can be produced locally at a competitive price, and be shipped back to the country of
For example, a neighbouring country like Japan may need green coal – they can then invest here in the PH
and lease lands either directly or through PPP (Private, Public Partnership). The coal that was produced
here in the PH can then be shipped back to Japan, providing them with high value coal at a competitive
price, as well as ensure eligibility for carbon credits.
Energy security, Job security, Investment Security, and Carbon Reduction – combined, these factors can
put the Philippines as a key leader in the fight against climate change and saving the planet.
The key to the PH being a world leader in RE is based on whether it has an advanced high value biomass
crop that does not negatively affect the food chain but ENHANCE it.
Technology is advancing unstoppably, and having a crop that is flexible enough to generate a wide range
of RE products can give the Philippines an advantage over other countries.
Only through a tried and tested proven feed source can factories achieve their maximum potential and
perform at a cost that allows for growth and one-on-one competitiveness with Fossil Fuel.
Mackay Variety Bana Grass (MVBG) is exactly that high value biomass.