Kabankalan Biomass Power Plant is a 46MW biopower project. It is located in Negros Oriental, Philippines. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in January 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 46 46 Active Negros Oriental, Philippines Universal Robina


The project is developed and owned by Universal Robina.

The project cost is $66.296m.

The process of combustion has been adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Bagasse which is a kind of agricultural by-product is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

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The project got commissioned in January 2015.

Contractors Involved

Kabankalan Biomass Power Plant (Kabankalan Biomass Power Plant II) is equipped with Shin Nippon Machinery turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 30MW nameplate capacity.

Kabankalan Biomass Power Plant (Kabankalan Biomass Power Plant Phase I) is equipped with Shin Nippon Machinery turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 16MW nameplate capacity. The electric generators for the project were procured from A.C. Arojado and Dakay Construction and Development.

About Universal Robina

Universal Robina Corp (URC), a subsidiary of JG Summit Holdings Inc, is a producer and seller of branded food products. The company offers a wide range of snack foods, confectionery, beverages, biscuits, grocery, and related products. It is also involved in production of hogs and poultry; manufacture of veterinary and animal feeds products; and sugar milling, flour, and refining. It has ventured in renewable energy business through its distillery and cogeneration divisions. Apart from these, the company produces and sells Bi-axially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films for the consumer goods industry. URC markets its products under Nissin Yakisoba Instant Noodles, Nissin Cup Noodles, Nissin Pasta Express, Vitasoy, Calbee and B’lue brand names. The company’s operations are spread across the Philippines, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. URC is headquartered at Quezon City, the Philippines.


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