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Prime Infra, foreign partners look to develop a biorefinery in Metro Manila

5 February 2021

Manila, Philippines – Prime Metroline Infrastructure Holdings Corporation (Prime Infra) is partnering with WasteFuel, a next generation waste to fuels company, to transform landfill waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and with Netjets, the world’s largest private jet company, to explore putting up a biorefinery in Metro Manila.

At full capacity, the biorefinery will convert one million tons of waste into 30 million gallons of SAF annually. Utilizing the most effective technologies available, WasteFuel will produce fuels that burn with at least an 80 percent reduction in carbon compared to fossil-fuel based aviation fuels. WasteFuels’ SAF has a carbon intensity (C.I.) of 0 compared to an average CI of 41 for alternative SAFs and a baseline of 89.4 for non-renewable aviation fuel.

Guillaume Lucci, president of Prime Infra says:  “Solid waste management remains a major problem in the Philippines, especially in urban areas like Metro Manila, which generates around 10,000 tons of municipal solid waster per day. 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.”

Prime Infra core investment strategy focuses on infrastructure that is socially relevant and sustainable, working hand in hand with host communities.

“As the leader in private aviation, NetJets is deeply invested in advancing sustainability across the industry. After launching our expanded Global Sustainability Program last year, the opportunity to invest in the production of SAF with WasteFuel was a natural step,” said Brand Ferrel, Executive Vice President of Administrative Services.

He adds:  “The biorefinery tackles the dual environmental problems of the global waste crisis and sustainable fuel,  and we’re excited to take this step toward improving accessibility to SAF in the aviation.

About Prime Infra

Prime Infra, the core infrastructure arm of Filipino Enrique K. Razon Jr., is involved in the business of developing, designing, managing and operating key infrastructure assets that enable the delivery of essential services to communities in emerging markets worldwide. Currently, our infrastructure assets include both renewable and sustainable energy, water, and construction, and will soon expand to other industries, further diversifying our portfolio and improving our services and commitment to various communities around the world.  For more information, visit www.primeinfra.ph.

About WasteFuel

WasteFuel Global, LLC. is a next-generation waste to fuels company that uses proven technology to convert municipal waste into aviation grade biofuel that burns at an 80% reduction in carbon to fossil fuel-based aviation fuel. The company is focused on addressing the climate emergency and revolutionizing mobility. For more information visit: www.wastefuel.com.

About NetJets

NetJets Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the worldwide leader in private aviation. More than 50 years ago, we launched the world’s first private jet charter and management company. We went on to pioneer shared aircraft ownership—offering the advantages of owning a private jet, without the responsibilities. Today, we continue to innovate from cockpit and cabin to safety and accessibility. As the owner and operator of the world’s largest and most diverse private jet fleet, NetJets hires only the most experienced and accomplished pilots and safety is our first and highest priority. Our full range of aviation options help individuals and businesses do more and miss less via the NetJets®, Executive Jet Management®, and Marquis Jet Card® service brands in North America and Europe. For more information about the world’s most reliable and trusted aviation company, visit netjets.com.

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