SAN MIGUEL PUREFOODS VIETNAM PRODUCES
POWER FROM BIOGAS
November 23, 2009
The Saigon Times Daily 11/6/2009 2:29:36 PM
HCMC – San Miguel Pure Foods Vietnam Company Limited in the southern province of Binh Duong is cooperating with the Philippines-based SURE Company to install a power generating facility to convert biogas collected from the company’s wastewater reservoirs, said an official of the province’s Department of Planning and Investment.
SURE WINS BIG 'GREEN' PROJECT IN VIETNAM
July 17, 2009
Written by Paul Anthony A. Isla / Reporter
RENEWABLE energy company Solutions Using Renewable Energy Inc. (Sure) won a contract to construct and operate the biggest integrated waste-to-energy project in Vietnam.
In a statement, Suresaid it bested other bidders from Japan and Singapore to win the contract from San Miguel Pure Foods (VN) Co. Ltd. (SMPFV), a Vietnam-based joint venture between US meat manufacturing giant Hormel Foods Corp. and Philippine diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp.
JAPANESE BACKED-GROUP TO RUN SMC'S ENERGY PROJECT IN VIETNAM
July 17, 2009
Written by Donnabelle L. Gatdula
MANILA, Philippines – The Japanese-backed firm Solutions Using Renewable Energy Inc. (SURE) has bagged the contract to construct and operate San Miguel’s biggest integrated waste-to-energy project in Vietnam.
RP RENEWABLE ENERGY ENERGY FIRM TO BUILD BIOMASS PLANT FOR GIANT SOFT DRINK MAKER
April 6, 2010
Solutions Using Renewable Energy, Inc. (SURE), will install a state-of-the-art and environment-friendly power facility for Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (Pepsi Philippines), in support of the soft drink maker’s program to assure a supply of cheap electricity and fight global warming.
TAIPAN TO INVEST OVER $700 MILLION IN HYDRO
March 31, 2009
Philippine Star, 23 February 2009
Taipan to invest over $700 million in hydro power plants
By Donnabelle L. Gatdula Updated February 23, 2009 12:00 AM
MANILA, Philippines – One of the country’s taipans is planning to invest over $700 million to put up hydro power facilities in Luzon and Mindanao, well-placed industry sources said.
JAPANESE FIRM COMPLETES FIRST SOLAR POWER PROJECT IN KALINGA
May 13, 2009
Updated May 13, 2009 12:00 AM MANILA, Philippines – PHILSTAR
A Japanese-affiliated renewable energy firm has completed the first solar power project in Kalinga province.
Solutions Using Renewable Energy Inc. (SURE), an affiliate of Japan’s MG Leasing Corp., said the project will provide electricity to the barangays in Pinukpuk, Kalinga which are too far from the nearest transmission lines.
In October 2016, SURE Inc. launched Cocoon, a year-long program for college students interested in creating a more sustainable world. Cocoon aimed to equip the students with the skills and network to innovate. Unfortunately, this program was cut short due to complications with the schedules of the students who hailed from various universities. In spite of the abrupt end of the program, the students were still exposed to various perspectives regarding innovation.
As part of the program, the students were tasked to design a solution to any environmental problem and pitch it to Paul Puthenpurekal, the Director of SURE Inc.. The winning team was awarded with a guaranteed internship to a company that aligned with their interests. Jan Duazo and John Paul “Jjampong” Sanglay were part of the team that won an internship under the Ayala Group Summer Internship Program (AGSIP) 2017.
Jan and Jjampong were assigned to Manila Water Total Solutions, a subsidiary of Manila Water. During their month-long internship, they researched on the feasibility of a business model for one of the projects of Manila Water. Furthermore, they performed equipment and process design calculations while also doing financial simulations for various scenarios. As part of the AGSIP 2017, they had weekly meetups with fellow interns assigned to other Ayala companies like Globe and BPI among others. During these group sessions, they learned about financial wellness and customer centricity, techpreneur project managemment, and personal branding.
Cocoon was a good stepping stone in preparation for the internship. Regarding the lessons in Cocoon, Jan remarked, “Mostly lessons on creating a business model were very helpful. With Cocoon, we were able to get a general overview of the process of creating a business model. With the internship program we were able to see and be involved in the development of one first hand.” Despite the obstacles encountered during the implementation of this program, SURE Inc. is looking forward to finetuning the program in order to help nurture young minds passionate about sustainability.
SURE concludes the First Year of Cocoon with an Internship under Manila Water
Common Purpose x Hong Kong University Students visit SURE
“The two-week internship in SURE was jam packed with fun and valuable learning experiences as well as providing an opportunity for us to writing a business proposal from scratch. You wouldn’t want to miss out!” - Justin Chiu
Common Purpose is an international organization focused on conducting leadership development programs for students, emerging leaders, and senior leaders. This year, Common Purpose partnered with the University of Hong Kong (HKU) for a leadership program for more than 60 HKU students of various disciplines. The program was held in Manila for one month just this June 2017.
As part of the leadership program, Common Purpose partnered with Solutions Using Renewable Energy (SURE) Inc. to run a two-week internship program. A team composed of nine students was assigned to produce a project proposal for an urban indoor farm in Metro Manila. They were then required to present this proposal to a panel on June 30, 2017 in Makati Palace Hotel.
To kickstart the internship, several icebreakers and team building activities were held. The internship also consisted of a series of roundtable discussions ranging from food security to innovation. Several resource persons also enlightened the students as they constructed their proposal. Some of the resource persons include Erick Yambao (Plontur), Rina Papio (Earth Venture, Inc.), Carlo Sumaoang (MNLGrowkits) and Katsy Garcia (Graphic designer). The students were also given the opportunity to interview call center agents as a call center building was the chosen site location.
At the end of the internship, the students produced a 23-page proposal for Grow@Work: Urban Indoor Gardening in a Call Center in the Philippines. This proposal was submitted to our executive team and presented to Common Purpose on June 30. SURE Inc. was proud to collaborate with such brilliant young minds and is grateful to Common Purpose for extending this opportunity.