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Principal Investigator (Affiliation) 日本 Associate Prof.
NODA Reiji
(Graduate School of Science and Technology, Gunma University)
インドネシア Dr. Ir.
(Director of Technology Energy Resources and The Chemical Industry, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT))
Research Institutions in Japan Gunma University / APEX (Asian People's Exchange)
Research Institutions in Indonesia Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) / Yayasan Dian Desa
Adoption fiscal year FY 2013
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Republic of Indonesia
General Description of the Research Project

Produce biofuel from wastes using technology appropriate to the local conditions
A lot of palm oil mills produce massive amounts of biomass wastes in Indonesia. However, because the country lacks energy conversion processes suitable to the local economic and technological conditions, only a small percentage of the wastes is utilized. This project aims to develop a biomass wastes gasification process based on fluid catalytic cracking that makes use of clay catalyst, as well as a process that synthesizes methanol from the product gas. By design, installation and operation of a demonstration plant for the process, researchers attempt to develop biomass conversion technology appropriate to Indonesia.

Biomass energy conversion technology enhances the sustainability of Asian societies
If this biomass conversion technology takes hold in Indonesia, it will lead to the creation of job opportunities domestically and in other Asian countries, as well as in developed nations. This research has a potential to bring enhancement in the use of biomass energy as a renewable and environmentally friendly energy resource that does not cause global warming.

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Oil palm wastes

Oil palm wastes

Sieving clay catalysts

Sieving clay catalysts

Operation of a biomass gasification pilot plant

Operation of a biomass gasification pilot plant

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