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Renewable energy: DOST, DOE collaborate on P90-M grants for Pinoy innovators

The Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Energy – Renewable Energy Management Bureau (REMB) have collaborated on a grant to help fund renewable energy innovations in the country.

In a statement on Wednesday, the DOST- Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST- PCIEERD) announced the call for the proposals for the Renewable Energy Science, Technology, and Innovation (RESTI) Program to help in developing and increasing the utilization of renewable energy sources to adapt with the current climate change trends and the demand for clean, affordable and reliable energy.

The DOST has focused on three priority areas and provided the following budget for research proposals:

  1. Integrated RE Information and Mapping: P50 Million for 3 years to streamline and automate the monitoring and operation of renewable energy initiatives
  2. Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production: P35 Million for the production of an eco-friendly fuel to help achieve the goal of no carbon emissions from international flights by 2050.
  3. Solar PV Systems: P5 Million for a market study on the volume of key components in the Philippine market

“We challenge our researchers to come up with novel ideas to address the energy concerns we are facing.  As we strive to be the Nexus of Innovation, we are keen to support ideas that can energize our nation towards economic development,” said DOST-PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Enrico Paringit.

Interested applicants may submit their proposal to the DOST Project Management Monitoring System (DPMIS) here starting July 15 until 5 p.m. on August 2. —Jiselle Anne Casucian/RF, GMA Integrated News