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Jakarta Post

Bukit Asam to complete coal gasification feasibility studies in May

  • Riska Rahman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 15, 2019   /  06:35 am
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A field officer monitors heavy equipment at PT Bukit Asam’s mining site. (Courtesy of/

  Publicly listed coal miner PT Bukit Asam (PTBA) will complete feasibility studies for its coal gasification project in Sumatra in May. Following PTBA’s plan to build two coal gasification plants in Sumatra, company president director Arviyan Arifin said he expected the studies to be completed by the end of the month.   The plants, to be located in Peranap, Riau and Muara Enim, South Sumatra, will enable the coal miner to produce coal derivative products dimethyl ether (DME), synthetic natural gas (SNG), urea and polypropylene. The Peranap plant is projected to produce 400,000 tons of DME and 50 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of SNG, while the Tanjung Enim plant has a maximum output capacity of 570,000 tons per year of urea, 400,000 tons per year of DME and 450,000 tons per year of polypropylene. PTBA spokesperson Suherman told...