Muntinlupa National High School

The Muntinlupa National High School serves a large cohort of students who, when grouped with the staff and school-related personnel, number around 10,000. The school currently relies on a diesel generator to provide electricity for the site and intends to introduce a bioreactor project in which algae can be cultivated for use as a biofuel and can be used to purify wastewater. The choice of algae stems from its hardiness to fluctuations in light intensity and algae’s many uses.

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The project involves the cultivation of algae on school property, the use of a photo-bioreactor to process the algae, and the integration of a 7kW solar PV array to provide electricity for the photo-bioreactor operations such as running the water pumps and UV lights, using the electricity stored throughout the night. The project builds on existing knowledge developed by past students who undertook an experimental project utilising algae and a bioreactor to determine the benefit that this could bring to the school.

While the stated project costs range from $60,000-$120,000, the cost breakdown included in the application adds to $94,000.

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