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Biogas coordinator
off to US for training

The provincial biogas coordinator of Negros Occidental will leave for the United States of America tomorrow to attend 13-day training on US Biogas Industry Study and Exposure in Texas, Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena, said yesterday.

Decena said Edmund Marcella, who has been designated as the provincial biogas coordinator for six years is among the three participants from the country. The training is sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture and the Cochran Fellowship Program.

He said that the training provides understanding of the biogas industry in the US as well as current policies and researches on waste treatment facilities and biogas technology.

Different biogas designs for various applications will be discussed like those in the slaughterhouses and medium and large scale animal farms with particular focus on swine facilities, Decena also said.

Decena said the training is part of the diplomatic relationship of the Negros Occidental with the US government through the USDA as it has been supporting the province in terms of animal genetic improvement.

When Marcella returns, he will train other provincial technicians and paraveterinarians on the technology he learned that will be applied in Negros Occidental especially in terms of biogas. *LTG

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