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Jakarta Post

More German companies eye renewable energy sector

  • Rangga D. Fadillah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 25 2011   /  05:00 am

With abundant, unexplored potential in the renewable energy sector, Indonesia has emerged as one of the most appealing markets for German companies wishing to expand their businesses, a business representative says.

The demand for energy was rapidly growing in Indonesia so that it was necessary for the country to build more energy infrastructure, so that German companies could take part by providing technologies to generate energy from renewable sources, said Jan Ronnfeld, managing director of the German-Indonesian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (EKONID).

“The potential of renewable energy in Indonesia is huge. You have a lot of big plantations [whose waste can be utilized to produce electricity], while we have technologies to offer,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the Germany-Indonesia Renewable Energy Conference on Monday.

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