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Digital Biogas Cooperation (DiBiCoo) Biogas Project Design Workshop

Postponed until further notice

One of the current programs of the Government of Indonesia is to increase the portion of Renewable Energy (RE) from 12.4% in the 2018 energy mix, to 23.0% in 2025 (RUPTL 2018-2027, 2018). The portion of renewable energy is projected to increase in order to achieve the target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26% by 2020. One of the main programs of the government in increasing the energy mix and reducing greenhouse emissions is through the application of bioenergy. In RUPTL 2018-2027, bioenergy is expected to contribute 9.7% or 23 MTOE (Metric Ton Oil Equivalent) energy, consisting of 489.8 M3 m3 of biogas - as stated in Government Regulation No.79 of 2014 concerning National Energy Policy. One type of ET that has potential in Indonesia is bioenergy, which is sourced from agricultural and plantation organic waste, especially oil palm.

Indonesia has 14 million hectares of oil palm land capable of producing 146 million tons of oil palm fruit every year. The process of processing this number of palm oil into CPO will also produce 28.7 million tons of liquid waste, called POME, and 26.3 million tons of fibre each year (ESDM, 2018). On the other hand, the utilization and distribution of RE type of Biogas is still at 1.24% (Kompas, 2018) and the distribution of biogas reactors is only about 50% of the target of 49.6 million m 3 in 2017, or 30% if it reflects on the target of 69 million m 3 in the year 2018 (WRI, 2019). The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources stated that the target to be achieved for the Bioenergy Power Plant (PLTBg) in 2025 was 5.5 GW. But until now there are only around 1.8 GW of PLTBg, consisting of 213.6 MW on-grid and 1,643.9 MW off-grid while specific to POME is only around 22.8 MW on-grid and 9 MW off-grid (ESDM, 2018).

The low application of bioenergy installations, especially large scale (1 MW) due to the oil palm industry requires large investments and technological compatibility to produce bioenergy from liquid waste (POME). Thus, the Resilience Development Initiative (RDI) as a Global Think-Tank, 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)".

The purpose o f DiBiCoo is to connect stakeholders with renewable energy implementers, in this case, renewable energy technology providers and financial institutions by following the principles of the open market. The DiBiCoo program is implemented in countries with high biomass potential in Latin America (Argentina), Africa (Ghana, Ethiopia, South Africa) and Southeast Asia (Indonesia). The four core activities of the DiBiCoo program include the development of a digital platform that holds information from each stakeholder, knowledge transfer activities, capacity development, as well as the preparation of a 1 MW capacity demo case to the investment planting stage. Through these activities, it is hoped This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 857804 (DiBiCoo - Digital Global Biogas Cooperation). that DiBicoo is able to facilitate cross-stakeholder collaboration to improve the application of renewable energy.

One form of cooperation that will be realized in the DiBiCoo program is through the application of a concrete demo case under an umbrella of a memorandum of understanding before it can then be fully supported through the DiBiCoo Capacity Building program to be guided to the investment stage of a demo case investment. DiBiCoo program partners benefit as follows:

  1. Technical design of the biogas project
  2. Full documentation and verification of the feasibility
  3. Economic, environmental and social impact assessment
  4. Business model development
  5. Training, know-how transfer, study tours, tools and matchmaking events
  6. Direct link to key stakeholders such as funding institutions, technology suppliers, implementation partners etc.


  • Promote and enhance stakeholder understanding of national policies related to bioenergy development.
  • Open up the opportunities for discussion related to law and regulations, business and financial aspects, and detailed implementation of bioenergy technology.
  • Describe information related to information systems that will be implemented through the DiBiCoo program; gathering input on information systems that can be used by stakeholders in Indonesia.
  • Describe the opportunity to get involved as a DiBiCoo program partner for demo case implementation.


  • Through this workshop, the DiBiCoo consortium hopes that input will emerge for technical recommendations, business models and financing models related to bioenergy development in Indonesia.
  • Open up opportunities for workshop participants to get involved in the DiBiCoo program series to the demo case stage.

Time and Palace:
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 at 08.30-16.25
*AONE Hotel, Jalan KH. Wahid Hasyim Nomor 80, RW. 3, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta 10340, Indonesia



Tuesday, March 24th , 2020

08.30 - 09.00
09.00 - 09.10
Opening Ceremony
09.10 - 09.20
Welcoming Remarks
Resilience Development Initiative (RDI)
09.20 - 09.30
Opening Remarks
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Directorate of Bioenergy*
09.30 - 09.50
Presentation on DiBiCoo (long-term project, technology, and Information systems)
Resilience Development Initiative (RDI)
09.50 - 10.00
Questions & Answers

Panel Discussion 1 - Opportunities and Challenges in the Implementation of Industrial Scale Bioenergy in Indonesia

10.00 - 11.15
Policy in Bioenergy Development in Indonesia.
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Directorate of Bioenergy*

Status and Challenges of the Application of Biogas Technology in Indonesia
Indonesian Biogas Association

Implementation of Bioenergy at PT. Perkebunan Nusantara

Operational and strategic aspects of the Industrial scale Bioenergy business in Indonesia
First Resources

Readiness of PLN as the Off-taker in Developing Biogas
11.15 - 11.45
Questions & Answers
11.45 - 12.45

Panel Discussion 2 - Sustainable Financing in Bioenergy Project Development

12.45 -  13.15
Green funding scheme for Industrial-scale bioenergy projects - basic principles and unconventional methods

Funding for Blended Finance schemes to Increase Growth in Bioenergy Projects
13.15 -  13.35
Questions & Answers

Business Case Simulation

13.35 - 15.35
Business Case Simulation: Comprehensive planning for the development of Biogas technology in Indonesia
15.35 - 15.45
Coffe Break

15.45 -  16.15
Group Conclusion
16.15 -  16.25

* All subjects and speakers involved in this workshop may change at any time

Last updated 12 September 2020

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