RI biomass development needs more shells, says PLN

Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil producer, needs to consider limiting the export of palm-kernel shells (PKS) to ensure supplies of the biomass material, as the country struggles to decrease its dependency on fossil fuels, state utility firm PT PLN says.

PLN’s construction director, Nasri Sebayang, said that many developers in Indonesia had expressed an interest in building PKS-fired power plants. “However, they have their concerns over supplies, as many producers prefer to sell their shells overseas,” he said in Jakarta.

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Posted February 16, 2013 by repit in News

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