Black Hole machine awaits technicians-A A +A
Sunday, August 12, 2012
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Operation of the Blackhole project here is at a standstill until Japanese partners arrive this week.
Mayor Greg Abalos awaits the return of a Japanese team to check operations of the technology in the hopes it will achieve its maximum potentials.
Abalos said the Japanese have the technical know-how on the machine and will accede to their expertise aiming to have a local team to operate it after the visit.
Abalos likewise said the technology has only been partially paid for, adding the approved loan of P58 million through the Landbank of the Philippines has not been claimed, and most likely will not be anymore.
Because of the multi-million project, Abalos along with the entire legislative body of the Valley now face a civil suit over non-payment of loans from the Cooperative Bank of Benguet and its CBB Corporation Foundation.
Both entities bankrolled the initial payment needed to acquire the technology.
Abalos said the agreement between the Philippines Ngo Support System; the company behind the Japanese technology allows a test run phase to see if the technology works for the highland town before finally closing the deal.
Abalos said there is a money back guarantee after a year of delivery, the Blackhole machine was delivered in November 2011.
It has reportedly been experiencing discrepancies in function owing it to differences in volume. It is hoped to be able to stabilize the function of the machine when the Japanese officials come this week.
Months ago, a petition circulating in the Valley to block the P58 million garbage disposal project floated to the public.
Lamenting there is a need to study and validate the balckhole technology.
The petition further said, “Prudence dictates that we be guided by more established rules of physics, garbage cannot disappear in thin air and perhaps even in a mechanical contraption.”
The machine is a world renowned Japanese invented magnetic garbage decomposer using low temperature plasma to decompose garbage.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 13, 2012.