HiGi Energy was founded in 2016 with an aim to solve the problem of water hyacinth infestation in the Philippines. The company achieves this by converting water hyacinths into solid, smokeless Eco-fuels, thereby addressing two environmental problems at once: to eliminate the infestation of water hyacinth and to provide a more environmentally friendly and healthier means of cooking.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for 5 excellent (but mostly highly motivated) students, with good knowledge of the English language. Students of all academic backgrounds are allowed to apply.

– Business

– Economics

– Data Analysis

– Sustainability

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project details


Students work on the design of a Just-in-time (JIT) delivery system that will help HiGi deliver sustainable fast-moving consumer goods to Food and Beverages businesses and facilitate businesses’ realization of their potential for making a social impact.


Preparation phase: October- June

Implementation phase: 6-8 weeks in July/August


Rizal, the Philippines

About the project

Currently, HiGi is embarking on a transformational process in which the company expands its scope and vision towards the achievement of SDG 12 – Responsible consumption and production. The promotion of sustainability that is the central mission of HiGi is now achieved not only through the distribution of solid eco-fuel, but also through helping social enterprises/producers distribute their eco-products and for SMEs to adopt these sustainable merchandises.


The collaboration with HiGi Energy aims to be a multi-year process in which students will help HiGi with its transition from being merely a provider of sustainable goods to an enabler for the promotion and delivery of sustainability products. Working with HiGi, students will focus on designing a JIT delivery system that makes use of big data in order to provide a seamless experience for businesses. Another important aspect of the project is to develop a system of impact assessment by which businesses can measure the social impact from using sustainable sources. By providing businesses with an effortless delivery system, as well as a tracking platform showing their social impact achieved from ordering sustainable materials, students help HiGi create incentives for businesses to become more sustainable themselves.


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