Agriculture-based manufacturing company Specialty Pulp Manufacturing Inc. (SPMI) is now being powered by clean, renewable and reliable energy from Energy Development Corporation (EDC). For two years, SPMI’s manufacturing plant in Leyte will be supplied with geothermal power from EDC’s Tongonan facility in the area.
“This contact with SPMI is not only a power sales agreement but a partnership for a low- carbon future,” said Marvin Bailon, head of EDC business development and marketing.
“SPMI believes that its business goals must be in step with the interests and welfare of the community. We are determined to invest in eco-friendly and sustainable processes and technologies which is why we see the value of getting 100% renewable energy from EDC,” said Charina Lim-Tan, vice president for operations of SPMI.
SPMI is part of Ching Bee Trading Corporation (CBT), the world’s biggest abaca trader. Through SPMI, CBT manufactures abaca pulp and other natural long fibers that serve as raw materials for high-quality food-grade and non-food-grade products for export. (Story/Photos by: Soleil Micah Acu)