MARIWASA RECEIVES U.N. AWARD FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
MANILA, DECEMBER 21, 2009 (STAR) Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Inc., a subsidiary of SCG Building Materials, was awarded the BlueSky Award 2009, a non-profit program that encourages the use of renewable energy in developing countries worldwide, sponsored by United Nations (UN).
Mariwasa’s winning renewable energy technology is entitled “Zero Waste Renewable Energy and Raw Materials from Rice Husk for Ceramics Industry”. It was presented at the BlueSky Award proceedings in China after the Shenzhen International Workshop on Renewable Energy Technology and Investment.
“Zero Waste Renewable Energy and Raw Materials from Rice Husk for Ceramics Industry” is a pioneering technology which supports Mariwasa’s and SCG’s sustainable development program. It uses rice husk to replace existing fossil fuel-based liquefied petroleum gas and bunker fuel oil through gasification and combustion process. The waste ash coming from gasification and combustion process is re-processed to produce a higher value raw material for ceramic body powder production.
Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Inc. was represented by president Surasak Kraiwitchaicharoen, VP for manufacturing Jiraphat Oebchokchai, and VP for finance and administration Emilie B. Maramag. Surasak received the BlueSky Awards during the announcement while Jiraphat presented the technology and its benefits for evaluation of the committee panel of experts.
BlueSky Awards 2009 was sponsored by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the International Technology Promotion Center for Sustainable Development (UNIDO-ITPC), which is based in Shenzhen, China.
OTHER MARIWASA AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:
DEDICATION TO EXCELLENCE
* Received SPECIAL AWARD on 2004 from D.O.E. for energy saving of 4.2% equivalent to 21 M Pesos.
* Received 1st OUTSTANDING AWARD on 2005 from D.O.E. for energy saving of 8.6% equivalent to 44 M Pesos.
* On-going evaluation for the 2nd OUTSTANDING AWARD from D.O.E. for 2006 for energy saving of 5.2% equivalent to 29 M Pesos.
Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi
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