TEMPO Interactive, Denpasar: A garbage-powered electricity generating plant project that is being built in Denpasar is hoping for funds from Clean Development Management of the United Nations.
“The project helps reducing poisonous gas emitions which is in line with the mission of the institution,” said Made Sudharma, Head of the Garbage and Sanitation Supervisory Agency of Denpasar, Badung, Gianyar and Tabanan, yesterday (01/14).
According to Made, development started one year ago by joining together with British company PT Navigate Organic Energy Indonesia.
The task of the company is to organize the areas of garbage disposal in Suwung, the location of the project.
Made explained that there were some models of garbage management that may produce energy such as sanitary landfill technique - a land management that is equipped with special installation - and anaerobic digestion or decomposition using microorganism for new garbage.
New dry garbage such as plastic, glass, iron, and building ruins, he said, require high temperature non-oxygen warming.
The biogas, which is a byproduct of the process, will be utilizes to activate the turbine.
With an anticipated 1,500 cubic meters of garbage per day, electricity production could be between five and eight megawatts.