Jakarta: Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif has said that the central government will continue to promote development of refuse-derived fuel for power plants in Indonesia.
During the Media Group News (MGN) Summit: Indonesia 2021 forum, the minister explained that the waste-to-energy technology can support waste managament in the country.
Refuse-derived fuel can be produced from a wide range of waste, including municipal solid waste, industrial waste and commercial waste.
The Waste-to-energy technology has been used in several regions, such as Cilacap in Central Java Province and Klungkung in Bali Province.
"It is already ongoing. One plant has been operational in Cilacap. It will also be implemented in other cities," said Arifin here on Thursday.
Held on January 27-28, the MGN Summit: Indonesia 2021 was opened by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Wednesday. The forum is a hybrid event which is divided into several sessions. In each session, there are various speakers such as government representatives, businessmen, academics, and experts.
One of the important elements of the MGN Summit is the presentation of the survey results from the News Research Center (NRC) of the Media Group News. The survey was conducted nationally in 34 provinces in the country. Four issues were highlighted in the survey, namely economic recovery, public health, green energy and tourism.
Apart from these four big issues, the MGN Summit also covers other issues, especially the impact of the Covid-19 crisis.