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Wasting away to make energy

Many private companies in the Thai renewable energy field are pleased with the new version of the national power development plan (PDP) for 2018-37. The PDP calls for gradually opening up investor participation in waste-to-energy power projects, setting a goal of 500 megawatts from such fuel, representing 30% of total renewable resources by 2037. Part […]

Country’s first waste-to-energy plant to start operations in June

The country’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in Tanah Merah, Negeri Sembilan, is on schedule to begin operations in June. Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, who visited the plant yesterday, said the plant met standards set by the Department of Environment. According to Bernama, Zuraida expressed satisfaction over the status of the plant and […]

Environment group hits plan for MPIC-led Quezon City waste incinerator

MANILA, Philippines — An environmental group opposed to garbage incineration, is urging the Quezon City government to cancel a planned waste-to-energy facility that will be set up with a consortium of local and foreign firms, calling the project “a clear violation” of existing environmental laws. In a statement, No Burn Pilipinas (NBP) denounced the Quezon […]

Indonesia plans to fuel all diesel power plants with CPO within two years

Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan says the government is giving state-owned electricity company PLN two years to fuel all diesel power plants in the country with biodiesel made from crude palm oil (CPO). Speaking before hundreds of students and other Indonesians living in Japan, Jonan said in Tokyo on Sunday that PLN was […]

British company to invest $200m in West Java waste-to-fuel plants

British recycling company Plastic Energy Ltd. is set to invest US$200 million to build waste-to-fuel plants in several cities across the province, according to West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil. West Java is home to over 50 million people or 20 percent of Indonesia’s population. In an exclusive interview in Jakarta on Thursday, Ridwan told The […]

Waste-to-energy: A renewable opportunity for Southeast Asia?

Southeast Asia’s urban population is projected to rise to nearly 400 million by 2030, requiring significant investment in waste management to cope with the increase in garbage. The growth in electricity demand is also prompting countries to more than double generation capacity by 2040. One obvious and quick solution to these two needs is waste-to-energy, a catch-all […]

Indonesian presidential hopefuls vow energy self-sufficiency through palm

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s two presidential candidates pledged on Sunday (Feb 17) to achieve energy self-sufficiency by boosting the use of bioenergy, particularly fuelled by palm oil, to cut costly oil imports by Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. Indonesia, the world’s biggest palm oil producer, has been pushing for all diesel fuel used in the country to contain […]

Ministry’s B20 plan to end surplus issue

Energy Minister Siri Jirapongphan attends an exhibition at Egat’s head office in Bang Kruai, Nonthaburi. The Energy Ministry has set a new goal to make biodiesel B20 available nationwide to tackle the persistent surplus of crude palm oil. B20 is a blend of 80% diesel and 20% methyl ester content from crude palm oil. The […]

Malaysia to double palm oil used in transport biodiesel to 20%: Minister

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia aims to double the palm oil content in biodiesel used for the transport sector to 20% next year, as Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy looks to cut record stockpiles and boost prices, a government minister said today. The government will also raise the palm oil content in biofuel for the industrial sector to […]

PUB, NEA find a way to convert sludge and food waste into energy

SINGAPORE – What gets flushed down your toilet every day might just not be wasted. After a two-year trial, Singapore’s national water agency PUB and the National Environment Agency (NEA) have found a way to make sure of this. Mix what is flushed down the loo (water sludge) with table scraps, and this stomach-churning mixture […]