Four Asian energy companies have entered into a joint study agreement to explore the potential of a clean natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Indonesia involving the production of biomethane from palm oil mill effluent (POME).
Announced today (April 25th), the project aims to support a transition to more carbon neutral energy sources in Asia.
Despite helping generate 4.5% of Indonesia’s GDP, POME is responsible for the production of a significant amount of methane emissions, a gas that is said to have 25 times larger impact on global warming compared to carbon dioxide (CO2).
To help mitigate the negative environmental impact of POME, the project aims to convert the methane into biofuels before supplying it through the existing gas grid, meeting heightened demand for natural gas and helping to reduce Scope 1 emissions in Indonesia.
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