Ragunan Wildlife Park and Paiton Energy Developing Waste to Energy and Learning Center
Jakarta, September 19, 2023 – Ragunan Wildlife Park (TMR) is the first conservation park to have a Waste to Energy (WTE) program and also a Learning Center on waste management. Now TMR independently converts organic waste, especially animal waste, into gas and electricity.
The WTE program and Learning Center at TMR were launched in conjunction with TMR's 159th Anniversary celebration on September 19, 2023. Both programs result from TMR's collaboration with PT Paiton Energy through the Waste to Energy CSR Project program.
The inauguration ceremony at TMR was attended by Head of the Jakarta Parks and Urban Forest Agency Bayu Meghantara, Head of TMR Management Unit Endah Rumiyati, and President Director of PT Paiton Energy Koichiro Miyazaki.
TMR has been managing animal waste by transferring it to the landfill area at TMR. The collected waste will then be turned into compost. However, this faces the constraints of limited land and resources. With this Waste to Energy CSR Project program, Paiton Energy developed a waste management solution that is integrated with the development of renewable energy in the form of installing and operating eight units of biodigester machines that function to process animal waste and organic waste to produce biogas that can drive power generation machines or referred to as Biogas Waste Power Plant (PLTSa).
PLTSa Biogas at TMR, which is then managed independently by the TMR Team, can operate to process a maximum of two tons of organic waste and animal manure per day. The PLTSa Biogas produces 234 kWh of electricity. The electricity will be used for WTE and Learning Center needs.
In addition, the Biodigester machine can also produce solid fertilizer and organic liquid fertilizer for agriculture that can be used by the Management Unit and also visitors to Ragunan Wildlife Park.
In this case, TMR and Paiton Energy work together in the Waste to Energy program and Learning Center because waste including organic waste is a serious problem and one of the sectors that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions in the form of methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated from piles of waste in landfills.
In the end, these methane and carbon dioxide emissions will contribute to climate change that threatens all life on earth.
For Paiton Energy, the WTE program at TMR is a continuation of the success of a similar program that was launched at the University of Indonesia in late 2021.
President Director of PT Paiton Energy Koichiro Miyazaki said this was a concrete action of collaboration between the private sector and government agencies for climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts through a number of carbon emission reduction and sequestration initiative programs with sustainability.
"The existence of this WTE is also very useful to overcome organic waste in TMR while preserving the environment and promoting renewable energy," said Miyazaki.
Head of the Jakarta Parks and Urban Forest Agency Bayu Meghantara, explained that Ragunan Wildlife Park as one of the Management Units under the auspices of the Jakarta Parks and Urban Forest Agency has become a pilot project in organic waste management which was initially only composted, and now has been developed to become environmentally friendly energy in the form of biogas and electricity.
"And for that we as a government institution really appreciate the joint work between the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government and PT Paiton Energy to continue to develop environmentally friendly energy," concluded the Head of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Parks and Urban Forest Service.
Head of TMR Management Unit Endah Rumiyati said TMR's mission is in line with PT Paiton Energy, which is to turn organic waste into products that can be useful for the good of nature.
"PT Paiton Energy has always had a deep concern for the environment, and through the development of compost management into biogas energy and electricity, we have succeeded in creating a more environmentally friendly energy source," Endah said.
Paiton Energy will continue to enhance its positive environmental impact through sustainable business practices and continuous environmental performance improvement initiatives. Paiton Energy synergizes its climate change management activities through the Paiton bErsiNERGY Program.
Paiton Energy has implemented a CSR program since 2000 which is designed annually, and monitored by the Community Development Committee. The program is categorized into three focuses, namely supporting the sustainability of the company (generating power), socio-economic sustainability, and energy and environmental sustainability.
Taman Margasatwa Ragunan dan PT Paiton Energy Kembangkan Waste to Energy dan Learning Center