The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are in search for ideas to support in the renewable energy sector.

The DOST Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) will be opening on July 15, 2024, the Call for Proposals for its Renewable Energy Science, Technology, and Innovation (RESTI) Program.

The RESTI program is the banner program of the cooperation agreement between the DOE – Renewable Energy Management Bureau (REMB) and DOST-PCIEERD. RESTI is in accordance with RA 9513, series of 2008, or the Renewable Energy Act particularly the implementation of the Renewable Energy Trust Fund (RETF) and the DOST Grants-In-Aid Program Guidelines.

The main objective of the cooperation agreement is to further develop and increase the utilization of renewable energy sources in response to the challenges in climate change and the demand for a transition to clean, affordable, and reliable energy.


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DOST Secretary Dr. Renato U. Solidum Jr. enjoined innovators to submit proposal and be a part of providing solutions to the country’s challenges in the renewable energy sector.

We urge our researchers, engineers, and scientists to submit trailblazing ideas that will bring innovative solution to challenges faced by the renewable energy sector. We look forward to how our RSEs can shape the future of our society and ensure sustainable energy sources,” he said.

DOST is looking for research proposals under the following priority areas: Integrated Renewable Energy (RE) Information and Mapping Systems, Local Market Assessment of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems, and Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production.

The Integrated RE Information and Mapping Systems aims to streamline and automate the monitoring and operation of renewable energy initiatives with an allocated budget of P50 Million for three years.

DOE also sets aside P5 Million to back a project proposal centered on conducting a market study to assess the volume of key components of Solar PV Systems in the Philippine market.

While a P35 Million fund will also be provided to produce eco-friendly fuel as support to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in achieving its goal of no carbon emissions from international flights by 2050.

DOST PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Enrico C. Paringit expressed hope that the proposals can help the country in solving its energy woes as well as the shift towards cleaner energy sources.

We challenge our researchers to come up with novel ideas to address the energy concerns we are facing.  As we strive to be the Nexus of Innovation, we are keen to support ideas that can energize our nation towards economic development,” he said.

Any qualified proposals submitted by public and private universities and colleges, Research and Development Institutes (RDIs), R&D Consortia, non-profit laboratories, and other public or private non-profit S&T institutions based in the Philippines with proven competency can apply to RESTI program to be funded under RETF.

All applicants can submit their proposal to the DOST Project Management Monitoring System (DPMIS) from July 15, 2024 to August 2, 2024, 5:00 pm through this link

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