RI needs $3.7 billion to develop bioenergy power plants

The government is aiming to see around 1,000 to 1,200 megawatt (MW) in additional power generation from bioenergy resources within five years, also stating that the sector needs a huge amount of investment.

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s director general for renewable energy, Dadan Kusdiana, said the additional capacity would come from biogas and biomass resources.

“That figure [1,000 to 1,200 MW] is the target for a five-year period. For this year, I’m targeting 100 to 200 MW, which is very difficult to achieve,” Dadan said on the sidelines of a business forum on bioenergy held by German international cooperation agency GIZ and the German-Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EKONID) on Monday.

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Posted November 21, 2014 by repit in News

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