May 30th, 2022 – Gree Energy’s Hamparan Project, one of the largest grid-connected biogas projects in Indonesia welcomed global delegates from the Digital Global Biogas Cooperation (DiBiCoo) as part of the RDIxDiBiCoo Study Tour Indonesia 2022 program.
DiBiCoo is a consortium that facilitates collaboration between European biogas industries and stakeholders from emerging markets through the development and application of innovative digital and non-digital support tools, knowledge transfer and capacity building. Resilience Development Initiative (RDI) as part of the DiBiCoo consortium implements a series of biogas program which includes capacity building and networking program, biogas matchmaking, and study tour.
Late last year, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Argentina along with more than 100 countries signed the Global Methane Pledge. The pledge targets to reduce methane emissions worldwide at least 30% from 2020 levels by 2030. Biogas can curb up to 30 to 90% emissions of the mill, playing a crucial role in fighting climate change while at the same time improving energy security of rural areas.
The study tour faciliated by DiBiCoo welcomed delegates across the globe to learn more about Gree Energy’s Hamparan project during the year 2021. Gree Energy’s Hamparan project has three main impacts which are climate change, energy for all and cleaner water. The project reduced 33,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions, which is equivalent to removing 7,000 cars from the road every year. In terms of clean energy, the project generated 12.6 GWh/year of electricity, enough to supply 19 villages and 26,000 people with clean and reliable energy. Additionally, the project removed 2,600 tonnes of BOD5 has per year (BOD5 is a standard water-treatment test for the presence of organic pollutants), which is equivalent to removing 333,000 people’s domestic waste every year.
Participants of the RDIxDiBiCoo Study Tour 2022 include project developers, governmental institutions, target stakeholders of DiBiCoo (South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Argentina), and DiBiCoo members consortitum (GIZ Germany, European Biogas Association, German Biogas Association, Austria Energy Agency, Austria Biogas Association, INTA Argentina, GreenCape South Africa, SELECTRA South Africa, ISEES Ghana, and ICEADDIS Ethiopia).
As part of the study tour, delegates were able to learn about best practices, biogas feedstocks and practices on the field implemented across Indonesia on how to harness the power of biogas. The study tour highlighted the importance of cross collaboration amongst private sectors, governmental organizations, and technology developers to unlock its full potential and advance the scale up of implementation to drastically curb methane emissions and fight climate change.
Networking dinner during RDIxDiBiCoo Study Tour 2022 (Photo credit: RDI/DiBiCoo)
“We are incredibly honoured to have the opportunity to learn about biogas from Gree Energy at the Hamparan Project. RDI, as a liaison between international and local participants who also come from various industries which focus on renewable energy, was also very happy to gain this lesson during the field studies. We learned a lot about the cassava processing waste treatment to generate biogas. RDI will definitely cherish this special moment and keep promoting and supporting Gree Energy for future collaborations.”
Dr. Elisabeth Rianawati, RDI Senior Research Fellow
Digital Global Biogas Cooperation (DiBiCoo) facilitates collaboration between European biogas industries & stakeholders from emerging and developing markets through the development and application of innovative digital and non-digital support tools, knowledge transfer and capacity building. https://dibicoo.org
About Gree Energy
Gree Energy’s proven biogas solutions help food processors in emergent markets unlock their full potential to access the carbon market, renewable energy markets and green finance to decarbonize the food processing operations. www.gree-energy.com
Resilience Development Initiative (RDI) is an Indonesia think tank initiative that focuses on issues such as disaster and climate resilience, renewable energy systems, gender equality, children welfare, and sustainable development, among others. Through involvement in these issues, RDI plays a part in contributing to the body of knowledge on sustainable development, social issues, and resilience research studies. https://www.rdi.or.id/