“First commercial biomethane plant” in Indonesia commences operations

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Indonesia's first commercial biomethane plant officially started operations on 22 January.
The plant was constructed by PT KIS Biofuel Indonesia, and is located in North Sumatra.
The facility is the first plant consisting of 25 units. Each unit has a bio-CNG or biomethane production capacity of 15,500 cubic metres per day - totalling c. 387,500 cubic metres for all the 25 units per day.
PT Kis Biofuel Indonesia estimates a reduction of 3.7 million tons of CO2 annually, and the generation of 3.7 million carbon credits per year.
Edi Wibowo, director of bioenergy at the Directorate General of New and Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, said he hoped the plant would make a significant contribution to supporting energy transition in Indonesia.
“Especially in the utilisation of biogas as energy, we highly appreciate the success of the first BioCNG Plant Development project carried out by the KIS Group in Langkat,” Edi said.
He added that thte Indonesian government has developed targets, strategies and programmes for the use of renewable energy via various documents and policies.
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has also developed the Grand National Energy Strategy (GSEN) to reduce dependence on fossil energy consumption.
CEO of PT KIS Biofuel Indonesia, Ragunath said he hoped that Indonesia will become the largest BioCNG producer in Asia.
“I want to express my gratitude to Unilever, AEP, and the KIS Group for their tremendous support. I believe in Indonesia,” he said.

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