The 10-hectare PhilSCAT is located within the Central Luzon State University in the Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija.
The third phase of the technical cooperation program for PhilSCAT formed part of the agreement on economic and technical cooperation with China providing for a $500-million renminbi (P4.13-billion) grant for at least four Philippine projects.
Twelve sets of biogas digester, complete with hoses, pipes and burners, as well as office equipment such as printers, network peripherals, DSLR camera and video camera, were received by PhilSCAT Co-Director Cheng Liangji and Asst.
The China-made biogas digesters were imported through a government-to-government arrangement, the Philscat report stated.
PhilSCAT has included biogas technology program in its banner technologies under Technical Cooperation Program-Phase II (TCP II), and has cited the technology's high relevance in view of the increasing cost of conventional energy source like electricity and gasoline, and the worsening pollution in rural and urban areas resulting from improper waste disposal and management.
Likewise, one (1) set will be installed at PhilSCAT compound in MuAaAaAeA~o Nueva Ecija to serve as a promotional unit for technology demonstration, and for research and development on the utilization of agricultural byproducts in the production of natural gas.
To enable potential recipients to comply with the minimum requirements set forth in the mechanics and guidelines on biogas program prior to the installation and eventual ownership of the demonstration units, PhilSCAT will conduct a series of training on countryside energy generation through biogas technology.