Indonesia already has great targets to increase the sustainable energy system for renewable energy. The country has set an overall target to have modern renewables provide 23% of total primary energy supply (TPES) by 2025, and 31% by 2050.

Therefore, PT PP Energi has the commitment to contribute their renewable energy investment into specializes for Hydropower, Solar Power, WtE (Waste- to-Energy), Biogas, CHP (Combined Heat & Power). Our existing contribution projects in renewable energy is IPP Lau Gunung Hydropower Plant 15 MW.

Other than that, we are currently managing the PT Citra  Metro Plasma Power (a Subsidiary of PT PP (Persero), Tbk) as a special purpose company which developed the Waste to Energy Project in the city called as soul of Java. The handling of waste problems in urban areas of Surakarta, Putri Cempo Final Disposal Site (TPA) has been overload since 2005. The limitless of land has made the Government of Surakarta to think of innovation by building Waste to Energy plant project. The analysis was done by using secondary data obtained from the Enviromental Departement of Surakarta and PT CMPP. In obtaining target for successfully operation in Surakarta WtE, PT Citra Metro Plasma Power has established small scale operation of waste to electricity plant with gasification technology.

Furthermore, PT PP Energi is pursuing to study and develop bamboo based biomass in Indonesia by engage with experts focusing on biomass power plant. Our team also visited bamboo based biomass in Mentawai, West Sumatra to study the feasibility of the project and figure out the project development especially technical and commercial aspect as well.


Bioenergy represents a major type of renewable energy. In the power sector, bioenergy can provide flexibility to balance expansion of intermittent and seasonal wind and solar resources. Bioenergy typically enhances regional energy access and reduces reliance on fossil fuels. It can vitalize the forestry and agriculture sectors and support increased use of renewable resources as feedstocks for a range of industrial processes. It can contribute to our global climate change mitigation goals as well as other social and environmental objectives.

In this respect, bamboo as one of bioenergy material, a renewable lignocellulosic material and non-food biomass, has great potential to be utilized to produce energy. Several studies have been conducted on a wide range of bamboo species and the results have shown that bamboo could potentially be used as a suitable fuel because it shares desirable fuel characteristics present in another woody biomass. Bamboo can be used as an energy source by converting it into solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels. However, to utilize bamboo as a high promise energy crop resource for biofuels, a secure and stable supply is required.

Solid Biofuel

More than 90% of the world’s main energy supply is produced by direct combustion. This is the most commonly used and established technology, for the purpose of providing heat and energy services, such as materials processing including food preparation, electricity, transportation, ventilation, cooling, and space heating. During combustion, biomass fuel is combusted with oxygen from the air to produce heat. The initial stage of combustion involves the development of combustible vapors from the biomass solid biofuel that burn as flames. The residue, in the form of charcoal, is burned in a forced air supply to provide more heat. The hot combustion gases are sometimes directly utilized for product drying, but more often than not, they are sent through a heat exchanger to produce hot air, water, or steam. Burning the biomass materials in a chamber to produce heat in the form of released hot gas is one of the simplest methods to obtain energy.