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Jakarta Post

PLN unit to test biomass mixing on 15 coal power plants

  • Mardika Parama and Norman Harsono


Jakarta   /   Wed, September 30 2020   /  01:00 am
The archipelago has approximately 3 million hectares of mangroves and seagrass with carbon storage equaling 6 percent of the carbon stored in the whole forest biomass in the country. Clearly, Indonesia’s blue carbon ecosystems play a significant role in carbon management.(JP/Markus Makur)

State electricity company PLN’s subsidiary, PT Pembangkitan Jawa Bali (PJB), aims to complete biomass mixing tests on its 15 coal-fired power plants by the end of this year as the company vows to reduce its greenhouse gas footprint, an executive says. Head of PJB's electricity technology development division, Ardi Nugroho, said on Thursday that the company had conducted the bio-energy mixing study on 11 power plants and was planning to run tests on four other power plants this year. “Consumers want to have reliable, cheap and eco-friendly electricity from PLN. We’re trying to develop the biomass’ potential based on the people’s economy through utilizing wood products waste such as sawdust and woodchips,” he said during a press conference. Co-firing wooden pallets and sawdust with coal in powerplants, also known as biomass mixing, has been ...