• 07 November 2021
  • 09:00-10:30

Development of Community-based Biomass Power Generation and Land Restoration in Timor Island, Indonesia

Due to huge locally based renewable energy potential, Indonesia put a 23% energy mix from renewables by 2025. The country has an extraordinary range of natural resources that can be harnessed for renewable energy, including unparalleled geothermal, immense local biomass potential, substantial hydro, solar irradiation, wind and even oceanic current flows.

In this program, we promote biomass as the most effective solution for carbon reduction all over Indonesia. Biomass can be deployed anywhere, including the rural area grid in Timor Island. The biomass power plant size is flexible and load-follower characteristic; hence, it can substitute diesel power plants in Indonesia. Moreover, as the biomass in Timor is deployed in degraded land, the plant can maintain land stability, reinforce degraded land and sequestrate CO2 significantly.

To enhance the benefit of biomass power plants more significantly, we propose a community-based business scheme, ensuring that the biomass is gathered from local communities and considerably impacting their revenue as the sole biomass feedstock supplier.