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Title: Methane for Power Generation in Muaro Jambi: A Green Prosperity Model Project

NREL conducted eight model projects for Millennium Challenge Corporation's (MCC) Compact with Indonesia. Green Prosperity, the largest project of the Compact, seeks to address critical constraints to economic growth while supporting the Government of Indonesia's commitment to a more sustainable, less carbon-intensive future. This study evaluates electricity generation from the organic content of wastewater at a palm oil mill in Muaro Jambi, Sumatra. Palm mills use vast amounts of water in the production process resulting in problematic waste water called palm oil mill effluent (POME). The POME releases methane to the atmosphere in open ponds which could be covered to capture the methane to produce renewable electricity for rural villages. The study uses average Indonesia data to determine the economic viability of methane capture at a palm oil mill and also evaluates technology as well as social and environmental impacts of the project.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1148620
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5400-62346
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Produced under direction of the Millennium Challenge Corporation by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under Interagency Agreement IAG-12-1866 and Task No. WFQ9.1013
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; INDONESIA; ANAEROBIC DIGESTION; PALM OIL MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION; INDONESIA; METHANE CAPTURE; ANAEROBIC DIGESTION; PALM OIL; Transportation; Integrated Applications