East Kalimantan to Turn Garbage Into Energy

He added the Balikpapan administration was working with the Malang, East Java, administration to develop the methane-capture technology in order to maximize the amount of methane generated from the landfill.

A similar methane-capture project at the Bantar Gebang landfill in Bekasi, the country’s biggest dump site, uses the flammable gas to produce electricity through steam turbines.

The project, which began in 2010, now generates 26 megawatts of electricity. The site is the final dumping ground for 70 percent of Jakarta’s daily waste output of around 6,500 tons.

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Posted February 13, 2013 by repit in News

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