The development of biogas processing and purification technology has opened up new opportunities in maximizing the use of biogas. One form of biogas utilization that is being developed in Indonesia is the use of biogas as Bio-CNG. Bio-CNG is a product produced from the biogas purification process from CO2 and H2S content in order to obtain a product with a high concentration of methane (CH4). Bio-CNG has a higher heating value than biogas and has characteristics similar to CNG, so that Bio-CNG has a wider potential for use than biogas. Bio-CNG can be used as a substitute for diesel fuel for PLTD, a substitute for LPG, as a vehicle fuel, and can be injected directly into the CNG grid. In addition, the use of Bio-CNG also greatly contributes to maintaining national energy security, achieving the target of the EBT mix, and reducing the effect of greenhouse gases.
The use and development of Bio-CNG in Indonesia is hindered by several obstacles, namely the absence of a government policy regulating the Bio-CNG business regulation and there are still few industries that develop biogas into Bio-CNG. Currently, Bio-CNG regulations are still in line with the president's regulations and policies regarding the CNG or natural gas business. Currently, the selling price of natural gas in Indonesia ranges from 4.72 - 6.78 USD / MMBTU with an IRR of 12% or 7% in US dollars. More detailed regulations regarding Bio-CNG are needed with the hope of encouraging the development of the business sector and the Bio-CNG producing industry because until now in Indonesia only two provinces, namely East Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan, have the potential to develop Bio-CNG. Bio-CNG development in the two provinces is based on the palm oil industry sector.
Thus, Resilience Development Initiative (RDI) as one of the Think-Tanks active in the field of renewable energy, together with GIZ Munich and 11 international organizations spread across 8 countries in the European Union, Africa and South America, work together to implement the program. "Digital Biogas Global Cooperation (DiBiCoo)". In acknowledgement of all of the points stipulated above, Resilience Development Initiative (RDI) intends to hold a webinar with biogas industry players in Indonesia, especially in the field of biogas processing, to discuss how DiBiCoo can contribute to the improvement of the Bio-CNG industry in Indonesia. Taking into account the speakers involved, this virtual discussion will be held in English, so that the discussion process can run effectively.
|12.30 - 13.00||Webinar Preparation||RDI|
|13.00 - 13.10||Opening Remarks|
Niken Prilandita Ã¢â¬â RDI Senior Research Fellow
|13.10 - 13.15||Remarks from RDI and Introduction of RDI REER Cluster||Elizabeth Rianawati, M.Eng. - Director of RDI|
|13.15 - 13.35||Session 1 - Lesson-learned from Germany: Development of biogas as biomethane and its usage||Dr. Johannes Anhorn - GIZ|
|13.35 - 13.55||Session 2 - Regulatory framework in Indonesia related to biogas||Direktur Bioenergi Ditjen EBTKE|
|13.55 - 14.15||Session 3 - Opportunities and challenges for the bio-CNG market in Indonesia||GIZ ExploRE Indonesia|
|14.15 - 14.45||Questions & Answers, Discussion||RDI (Moderator)|
|14.45 - 15.00||Closing Remarks||Moderator and all Speakers RDI (Moderator)|
Last updated 22 February 2023