Tag: biomass cofiring

Challenges and Implications of Coal Phase-down to the ASEAN Energy Landscape

According to this policy briefing by ASEAN Centre for Energy, establishment of enabling policies and step-by-step phase mechanism that allows stable grid amid high renewable energy penetration is crucial. There are several pathways that could be taken aside from retiring coal plants such as deployment of biomass co-firing, carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), and high-efficiency low emissions (HELE) technologies.

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Indonesia’s Biomass Cofiring Bet: Beware of the Implementation Risks

IEEFA believes that a focused effort to prioritize particular regions could be more viable than chasing the dream of an ambitious nation-wide deployment plan. A targeted deployment plan focused on demonstrating commercial viability and PLN’s willingness to support long-term purchase agreements would send a stronger positive signal to attract major investments for the biomass industry. Indonesia has the potential to become a powerhouse for the biomass industry, and the cofiring ambition could be a starting point to spark its development.

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