The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has granted a Php185 million term loan to FDR Group of Companies to build and operate a dry anaerobic digester (DAD) biogas plant in the country. The DBP said that the biogas plant—the first of its kind in the Philippines—will produce electricity using the biodegradable fraction of the mixed municipal solid waste that FDR Group collects and treats from its local government service areas. The DAD biogas plant is a registered project under the Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Program that will help complete the organic waste cycle while harnessing renewable energy. FDR Group is building the plant in technical partnership with IUT GmbH, a company based in Austria with more that thirty (30) years of experience in waste management. The plant will be commissioned in 2016.