energy industry

Razon’s Prime Infra eyes waste-to-fuel facility in Manila

Ralf Rivas
Prime Infra and its foreign partners are looking at building a biorefinery capable of converting a million tons of solid waste into aviation fuel yearly

Enrique Razon Jr and his foreign partners are looking at transforming Manila’s landfill waste into aviation fuel.

Razon’s Prime Metroline Infrastructure Holdings (Prime Infra) is teaming up with WasteFuel, a waste-to-fuel company, and NetJets, a private jet company, to construct a biorefinery in Manila.

The facility would be able to convert a million tons of solid waste into 30 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) yearly.

WasteFuel said it can produce fuels that burn with at least an 80% reduction in carbon compared to fossil fuels, which would be less harmful to the environment.

The company also said its fuels have a carbon intensity of 0 compared to 41 for alternative SAFs and 89.4 for non-renewable aviation fuel.

“A biorefinery that will convert solid waste into SAF will make a big impact in reducing solid waste and ensuing environmental and health hazards, landfill emissions, and fossil fuel use. An added bonus, it will create jobs for the local community,” said Gillaume Lucci, Prime Infra president.

The companies have yet to announce project costs and the location for the biorefinery. –

Ralf Rivas

A sociologist by heart, a journalist by profession. Ralf is Rappler's business reporter, covering macroeconomy, government finance, companies, and agriculture.