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Renewable Resource in Singapore

Though Singapore is small in terms of land size, it is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Nearly 50 per cent of the land is used by vertical urban settlements. The energy requirement of the country has increased with economic growth. To sustain the increase in energy demand in Singapore, the Government has shown keen interest on developing the technology for various sources of renewable energy in Singapore and to leverage on renewable resource on a large scale and commercially viable manner.
Biomass Energy
Biomass is any plant derived organic matter, which is available on a renewable basis. It also includes dedicated energy crops and trees, agricultural food and feed crops, agricultural crop wastes and residues, wood wastes and residues, aquatic plants or cogeneration plants.
Waste-to-Energy Plants
All incinerable waste not recovered, reused or recycled is sent for incineration at the waste to energy plants operated by National Environment Agency. The biomass in Singapore’s municipal waste is wood waste, horticultural waste, food and waste paper. The combustion of municipal waste produces heat, which is used to generate electricity, which in turn is fed to the electricity grid.
Waste-to-Energy Plants
Processing Capacity (tons/day)
Turbine Capacity (MW)
Year Commissioned
Ulu Pandan Incineration Plant
Tuas Incineration Plant
Senoko Incineration Plant
Tuas South Incineration Plant
Solar Energy
Singapore being located in the equatorial belt, the country has tremendous potential to harness solar energy. But the country has to overcome obstacles like scarcity of land and high cost and low yield of photovoltaic (PV) technologies before solar energy can become an alternative source of energy in Singapore.
Singapore has proposed to build the world's largest manufacturing plant, to make solar energy products. It would be the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. The plant would produce wafers, cells and modules used to generate solar power by 2010.The unit would be built by a renowned Norwegian solar energy company, Renewable Energy Corp (REC).
Singapore has become a member of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), becoming the 32nd country in the world to become a partner of REEEP. The National Environment Agency (NEA) represents Singapore in the REEEP. REEEP is an International alliance of Governments, NGOs and businesses with the aim to speed up and expand the International market for renewable energy and energy efficient technologies. REEEP focuses on the development and establishment of legislative and regulatory frameworks that speedup the market potential for renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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