Project: Philippines

CarbonCycle is a Filipino recycling company and a renewable energy startup. They decided to tackle climate change and poverty issues by introducing the SOL5 to three communities from which they are buying bio-waste to make fertilizer.

CarbonCycle is focused on the sustainable processing of the five F’s: food, feed, fuel, fiber and fertilizer from the agrifood industry’s main stream and waste stream, with renewable energy as input and output. With GoSol, Mr Dale Franco Llentic, CEO and founder of Carbon Cycle Processing Inc., is applying Solar Thermal Technologies to agrifood processing for a better quality of life of the farming communities in the Philippines. In September 2018, Carbon Cycle won a Bank of the Philippines Islands SINAG award for their social work and their project with solar thermal.

This project will demonstrate the techno-economic feasibility of solar thermal technologies for processing agricultural products in agricultural communities in the Philippines.

CarbonCycle has a long-term objective in the Philippines to develop business activities and has positive developmental impacts in chosen target markets and communities. The three following communities will be part of this first step of the project.

The Malanang Farmers Cooperative (in Opol, Misamis Oriental) consists of mostly coconut farmers producing copra, charcoal and other products. Copra is dehydrated coconut flesh, and to make it they use a combination of open sun drying, kiln drying using firewood, and kiln drying using coir (coconut shells).

The Mindagat Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative (in Malitbog, Bukidnon province) is roasting soy and produces soy powder for the local market.

The Lumbia Cooperative was formerly a women’s cooperative. They process cashew nuts and dried banana chips.

University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines is supporting CarbonCycle actions and is a partner in this project for collection of social and technical data.

More can be read about Carbon Cycle journey here.

In this project, GoSol is providing SOL5 units with Ovens, Roasters and Dryers, alongside our user training.


Farmers of Malanang Cooperative with Dale Franco Llentic, CEO and founder of CarbonCycle.
The process of sun drying copra / coconut flesh at Malanang Cooperative.
Firewood is the main source of energy, such as for this kiln for agrifood dehydration.
Cashew roasting with firewood at Lumbia Cooperative.
The CarbonCycle team at Office in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.
Mr. Llentic of CarbonCycle receiving the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Sinag Awards 2018.

 

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