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NL Agency - Sustainability assessment rice husk project Indonesië

NL Agency - Sustainability assessment rice husk project Indonesië

Client: NL Agency
Beneficiary: Indonesian state-owned company BULOG and sustainable energy company PT SyRes
Period: 2013

In June 2013 Emiel Hanekamp assessed the first rice husk gasification plant in South Sulawesi (Indonesia) on behalf of NL Agency.

NL Agency has been supporting the project initiated in 2010 by the Indonesian state-owned company BULOG and sustainable energy company PT SyRes, to realise the first two rice husk gasification plants in Indonesia. The objective of the sustainability assessment was to gain insight into the social, economic and environmental impact of the gasifier.

Targets:

  • Capacity building of the local consultants, related to how to perform a sustainability assessments.
  • Provide advice (on request) to BULOG and PT SyRes on potential improvement areas related to the assessment.

Energy from rice waste
Rice husk is a residue of rice milling and currently often simply released in the environment. The husk can be used as feedstock for power generation to replace diesel and kerosene. In India, Cambodia and Thailand there are already hundreds of these plants.

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