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Madobag

Power plant of desa Madobag | 30kW

Power plant of desa Saliguma | 250kW

Power plant of desa Matotonan | 150kW

Power plant of desa Saliguma at night | 250kW

CPI has identified early on that biomass production in Indonesia would require a thorough selection of species that can provide a sustainable supply of feedstock, without:

  • having an impact on food security
  • damaging the surrounding environment
  • imposing alien and unfamiliar species to the communities

One of the selected species for one of CPI’s biomass-based power plant projects is bamboo. This versatile plant is familiar to Indonesian communities, has a fortifying and restorative impact, and is known as an effective source for biomass gasification.

In 2018, CPI and construction partner IKPT developed the first bamboo-based biomass power plant in Asia Pacific funded by a grant from the USA-based Millenium Challenge Corporation. Three remote villages, namely Saliguma, Madobag and Matotonan in Siberut island of the Mentawai Islands in West Sumatra now have an electrical installation in more than 1300 homes with aggregated power of 700 KW.

Capacity:
700kw.

Technology:
Gasification by Ankur Scientific Energy Technologies LTD.

Coverage:
1181 households and 456 non-residential connections.

Furthermore, each village is realizing about 3000 tonnes CO2e/year from emission avoidance and carbon sequestration due to new bamboo planting.

Ongoing and potential biomass energy projects:

  • Replication of the Mentawai project in the villages Soe, Kefamenanu, and Ponu in NTT. Project stage: Completion pre-feasibility study and appointment of development partner Indonesia Power, a subsidiary of PT PLN.
  • Replication in Ponu will result in access to reliable energy 24/7 and a decreased level of BPP by local PLN by 50%.

CPI has identified early on that biomass production in Indonesia would require a thorough selection of species that can provide a sustainable supply of feedstock, without:

  • having an impact on food security
  • damaging the surrounding environment
  • imposing alien and unfamiliar species to the communities

One of the selected species for one of CPI’s biomass-based power plant projects is bamboo. This versatile plant is familiar to Indonesian communities, has a fortifying and restorative impact, and is known as an effective source for biomass gasification.

In 2018, CPI and construction partner IKPT developed the first bamboo-based biomass power plant in Asia Pacific funded by a grant from the USA-based Millenium Challenge Corporation. Three remote villages, namely Saliguma, Madobag and Matotonan in Siberut island of the Mentawai Islands in West Sumatra now have an electrical installation in more than 1300 homes with aggregated power of 700 KW.

Capacity:
700kw.

Technology:
Gasification by Ankur Scientific Energy Technologies LTD.

Coverage:
1181 households and 456 non-residential connections.

Madobag

Power plant of desa Madobag | 30kW

Power plant of desa Saliguma | 250kW

Power plant of desa Matotonan | 150kW

Power plant of desa Saliguma at night | 250kW

Furthermore, each village is realizing about 3000 tonnes CO2e/year from emission avoidance and carbon sequestration due to new bamboo planting.

Ongoing and potential biomass energy projects:

  • Replication of the Mentawai project in the villages Soe, Kefamenanu, and Ponu in NTT. Project stage: Completion pre-feasibility study and appointment of development partner Indonesia Power, a subsidiary of PT PLN.
  • Replication in Ponu will result in access to reliable energy 24/7 and a decreased level of BPP by local PLN by 50%.

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