On Monday (14/10), RDI attended a soft launching event of a newly built Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) Plant in Bantargebang. The event included a facility tour, signing of memorandum of understanding with PT SBI and Indocement which act as the primary offtaker of RDF from this plant, and ceremonial signing from the then-governor of Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan. The RDF plant itself is scheduled to be fully completed by November this year and start operating by January next year.
Built on 7 hectares of land, this RDF plant included a range of units to turn waste into RDF. From sorting the incombustible, size reduction, to drying and magnetic separation, this plant is targeted to process 1000 ton of waste per day, and produce 700 ton of RDF daily. The initiation of this project was started at the end of last year, in the light of successful pilot RDF projects in other regions, and the increasingly urgent landfill problem that Bantargebang faces. The landfill, famous for its enormous mountains of garbage, is an ending place for almost 8000 tons of waste daily, coming from all over the greater Jakarta region.
RDF is one of the highly prioritized solutions by Indonesia’s government as it can reduce emission both from energy sector and waste sector, both critical to achieve Indonesia’s net zero target. Aside from its decarbonization potential , this technology is also a double acting solution to landfill problems and untreated waste problems. RDI is fully supporting this excellent initiative from the government of DKI Jakarta. Through our ongoing project RDFact, RDI is seeking to help Indonesian government and other related stakeholders in increasing their capability of implementing RDF technology. RDFact itself is a project supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia and in collaboration with Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Indonesia, and National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN).