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Waste to energy in Indonesia

This report investigates the potential of waste-to-energy (WtE) technologies as a solution to Indonesia’s growing waste and energy challenges, and offers recommendations to help accelerate deployment of safe and sustainable WtE options.

Publication date: June 2014

This report investigates the potential of waste-to-energy (WtE) technologies as a solution to Indonesia’s growing waste and energy challenges, and offers recommendations that address barriers to deployment.

The report describes Indonesia’s current waste and energy situation, profiles WtE technologies, and reviews Indonesia’s WtE policy landscape and current projects. Three overarching challenges are identified that focus on the economic viability of facilities, the need for local government capacity building and government coordination, and the social dimensions of WtE. These challenges encapsulate a set of 14 discrete barriers to WtE deployment, each of which are described and related to Indonesia’s unique context.

To address the overarching challenges, a set of seven solutions are presented that leverage international examples of best practice. Each solution is accompanied by specific implementation recommendations.

The Carbon Trust and the Institute for Essential Services Reform, a leading Indonesian think tank, conducted this work for the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) with the support of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Download the full report:

Waste to Energy in Indonesia (PDF) 

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