The Partnership

The Climate Friendly Cities Partnership

GRIPP seeks to demonstrate that renewable energy need not necessarily be small-scale power projects but can also be cleaner alternatives to on-grid fossil fuel based power plants. By demonstrating that a mix of energy options linked to the local economy and livelihood generation such as biomass cogeneration plants and wind farms for on-grid applications, off-grid electrification and energy efficiency will demonstrate that there is no need for fossil fuel power plants.

The line of business of Philippine Bio Sciences Company Inc. is the development and implementation of BIOGAS technologies for energy utilization in the Philippines. The firm was formally registered with the Securites and Exchange Commission on August 25, 1999 with CR No. A1998-08308.

PhilBio is a subsidiary of AsiaBioGas Company Ltd. - Southeast Asia's largest biogas system design, engineering, construction and operating company - headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand.

DOEN Foundation fund strives to make the world a livable place. To this end, it provides funding to organizations and projects in the fields of Sustainable Development, Culture, Welfare and Social Cohesion. DOEN Foundation achieves its objective through the revenues it receives from the Dutch Postcode Lottery, the Sponsor Bingo Lottery and the BankGiro Lottery.

Motolite Batteries are proudly manufactured by Philippine Batteries Incorporated (PBI), the largest manufacturer, exporter and distributor of automotive, motorcycle, and industrial battery products and solutions in the Philippines.

The Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturers Association of the Philippines, Inc. (MVPMAP) was organized in October 1996 and was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on 06 November 1996, as a non-stock, non-profit organization. The manufacturers joined together for a mutually beneficial purpose in the advent of liberalization, deregulation and privatization, the Philippines' accession to GATT-WTO and the birth of other regional cooperation, such as, ASEAN-CEPT, AICO under AFTA, and the APEC. MVPMAP spearheaded the industry to prepare itself for the onslaught of products from other countries by being more productive, cost-competitive and quality-conscious.

The Foundation took shape through a four-cornered partnership involving: Philippine NGOs and POs; the Philippine Government through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Finance (DOF); U.S. NGOs, through the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the U.S.-based Philippine Development Forum; and the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The project consists of three components:

  1. A fleet of eJeepneys or eJeepney each with a capacity of fourteen (14) passengers.
  2. A depot that will serve as charging station; and
  3. A power plant consisting of a generator, a high solid anaerobotic digester or biodigester (an industrial system that promotes the decomposition of organic waste to produce biogas that can be used to power electricity generators), and a gas engine.

Climate Friendly Cities

The Electric Jeepneys or eJeepneys are part of a comprehensive project called Climate Friendly Cities. theClimate Friendly Cities project is a multi-pronged innovative project that aims to contribute to climate change mitigation and to promote sustainable transport and waste management initiative. Led by the Philippine Utility Vehicle Incorporated or PhUV Inc. with the support of partner LGUs, the project aims to use energy from organic wastes from the wet markets, business establishments, household and farms to power an environment-friendly public transportation system composed of eJeepneys and other electric vehicles.