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Russians to build biomass power plant

  • Andi Hajramurni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 10 2008   /  11:15 am

The South Sulawesi provincial administration in cooperation with a Russian company JSC PromSviaz Automatika will build a biomass powerplant in South Sulawesi expected to produce between 20 to 100 MW of electricity. JSC PromSviaz Automatika's general director Vladimir Khusainov said the powerplant would use rice rice husks and straw as fuel. Khusainov, who met South Sulawesi Governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo here, said his company was interested to invest in the power sector in South Sulawesi as the province had good potential to provide a high volume of rice husks and straw. "We observe the quantity of straw and husks in South Sulawesi is abundant and of good quality," he said. "So there is good potential for this waste to be used as power plant fuel." Khusainov also said that the biomass powerplant would be cheaper to run than powerpla...