Construction on 25 Bio-CNG Plant Begins, Energy Production Might Replace Liquefied Petroleum Gas

- 04 October 2022 01:42 WIB
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JAKARTADAILY.ID – Located at PT. United Kingdom Indonesia Plantation, Blankahan POM, Blankahan Village, Kuala District, Langkat Regency, North Sumatra Province, construction of the project "The Largest Energy Transition and Decarbonization in Indonesia and Southeast Asia" will begin.

In phase one, it is planned to build 25 Bio-CNG Plants each with a capacity of 15,500 M3 BioCNG/day, with a total of 387,000 M3 Bio-CNG, which is estimated to result in a reduction of 3.7 million tons of Co2 per year and generate 3.7 million carbon credits per year.

Director of Bioenergy, Directorate General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE), Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Edi Wibowo appreciates the efforts made by PT KIS Group, which has contributed significantly in supporting the energy transition in Indonesia, particularly in the context of utilization of new and renewable energy (EBT) as an energy source.

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Edi also appreciated the Bio-CNG Plant development project that will be implemented by the KIS Group.

"We hope that the commencement of the project marked by today's ground breaking ceremony, which also coincides with the National Mining and Energy Anniversary with the tagline Energy Rising Stronger, will run smoothly and make a significant contribution in supporting the energy transition in Indonesia.

And encourage the acceleration of achieving the target of 23% renewable energy mix in 2025 and Net Zero Emission in 2060 or earlier," said Edi at the groundbreaking activity which was held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

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Edi said that one of the stakeholders who pays attention to the development of industrial-scale biogas is the KIS Group, which through PT KIS Indonesia, has built more than 20 biogas plants in Indonesia since 2012 successfully, and is at the forefront of industrial-scale biogas development.

Through the cooperation of PT KIS Indonesia with Anglo-Eastern Plantations and PT. Unilever Oleochemical Indonesia, KIS Group developed the first large-scale commercial Bio-CNG/Bio-Methane project in Indonesia and Asia, to replace fossil fuels.

This form of collaboration is realized and marked by a groundbreaking ceremony. Phase I of the Bio-CNG plant construction is targeted for commissioning from April to November 2023.

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These three projects will generate a volume of BioCNG reaching 1,230 MMBtu/day, with an investment value of approximately $15 million.

"We appreciate the efforts of the KIS group in increasing the use of industrial-scale biogas, which targets by December 2024, to complete 25 factories, with a total investment value of $110 million,


Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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