Along with PT Pertamina (Persero), Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company, and PT Godang Tua Jaya (GTJ), a waste utilization sector specialist company, Wärtsilä Oil & Gas Systems have signed an agreement to conduct a feasibility study for the project to develop a mini bio-LNG plant with a capacity of 0,75 tons/hour, which corresponds to approximately 4 MWh in electrical production.
The plant will process municipal solid waste into eco-friendly biogas for use as a renewable energy source for typical vehicle fuel. In addition to the feasibility study, Wärtsilä will provide technological support and an economic assessment. This study represents a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) equivalent. If the project is deemed to be feasible then the parties are expected to enter into an Execution Agreement.
“Renewable energy is an increasingly important global requirement, and we are proud to be involved in this landmark project. Wärtsilä has the experience and technological expertise in this area to turn solid waste into a valuable resource that can benefit the community,” said Sanjay Verma, Area Sales Director, Wärtsilä Ship Power.
An outstanding example of Wärtsilä’s expertise in this field is its biogas liquefaction plant in Oslo, Norway. The plant converts household food waste into biomethane that is then used to fuel the local buses. The plant treats 50,000 tons of garbage per year, which produces enough fuel to run 135 buses. The environmental benefits are extremely significant with annual CO2 emissions being reduced by as much as 10,000 tons.