In the midst of July 2021, RDI conducted training on "Financing Biogas Plants" under the DiBiCoo Project. The impressive lineup of speakers were from Indonesian Fiscal Policy Agency (BKF), GGGI, TLFF, LPPI, PT. SMI and IRID. In this second series of DiBiCoo Capacity Building, RDI held this event in order to educate people on the financing schemes by the public and private sectors and the factors that influence the financing of biogas projects.
RDI-DiBiCoo Capacity Building series #2, with the main topic of "Sustainable Biogas Project Financing'' was held on 14th to 15th July 2021, via Zoom. This event focuses on the topic of financing sustainable biogas projects. This training aims to deepen the knowledge and improve the skills of all local stakeholders in the biogas industry on topics related to the basics of biogas project planning, risk identification and mitigation, biogas technology and utilization, business models, and sources of financing for biogas projects. Each day of the event included two training and learning sessions along with sharing sessions, and one keynote speaker also started the training on the first day. Instruments and financing schemes by the public and private sectors as well as the factors that influence the financing of biogas projects are the main topics in this second series of capacity building.
The speakers for July 14th 2021 were Agunan Samosir from the Collateral Fiscal Policy Agency of the Ministry of Finance, discussing the Renewable Energy (Biogas) Project Financing Policy, Satria Wira Tenaya of GGGI Indonesia, discussing Estimated Financing and Supply Security, and Elis Mudjiwati from the Indonesian Banking Development Institute discussing Risk Management in Biogas Project Financing. There was also a sharing session with the topic of "Sharing session: Implementation of Biogas Project Financing by Private Financing Institutions" by Pradana Murti from PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur.
The speakers for July 15th 2021 were Bangkit Oetomo from TLFF Indonesia, with the topic of getting to know the blended finance scheme for the biogas project. Moekti H Soejachmoen & Paul Butarbuta from the Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID) who discussed the Funding for Carbon Biogas Activities, and finally, Istiana Maftuchah from the Financial Services Authority, who discussed Sustainable Financing for Renewable Energy Projects.
Despite the limitations precipitated by the Covid-19 pandemic, DiBiCoo activities in 2021 could still be accomplished. Although the event was conducted virtually, these events are still strongly representative of DiBiCooâs strive to scale up the biogas market in Indonesia.