JAKARTA (11/10) - The Jakarta Capital City Governor Anies Baswedan held the Soft Launching of Landfill Mining Waste Processor and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) Plant Facility as a renewable energy in Jakarta at the Bantargebang landfill (TPST) on Monday, October 10th 2022.
As the largest plant in Indonesia, this facility generates RDF materials which is a waste product with certain calorie value and specification that can be utilized as a coal-substitute alternative fuel.
In this opportunity, Governor Anies hoped that the RDF plant will shift the paradigm of the Bantargebang landfill from being merely a Final Processing Site (TPA) into a pilot project and waste management reference in Indonesia.
“Alhamdulillah after going through a pretty long journey, we have now come to a new chapter in the Bantargebang landfill. What was formerly seen as a TPA, is now a place for waste processing and a pilot project which then will become a reference nationally,” explained Governor Anies as quoted from PPID DKI Jakarta press release, Monday (10/10).
This transformation is expected to not only shift the paradigm of most people about Bantargebang as a place but also the paradigm of most people about waste, which is an important instrument for us to realize the added-value of waste that should be managed appropriately.
“A shifted paradigm is contagious. When we look at waste as our shared responsibility, when we look at waste as something that can be valued more, there will be an impactful change all the way from the upstream to the downstream of how that waste will be processed,” he added.
Moreover, the RDF existence is in line with the Jakarta Provincial Government campaign namely Jakarta Sadar Sampah (Jakarta’s Awareness of Waste) as a platform to raise the awareness of youngsters to build habits and hence a culture to manage waste properly.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I always bring along this symbol on my vest with me as it has now become our symbol, the Jakarta Sadar Sampah. We should build this movement anywhere and everywhere,” he said.
“We hope this project will be completed so that not only it facilitates the current energy needs but also become a learning site for our children. Shifting perspective towards waste residue should be done patiently. It needs time as it starts with knowledge which then builds up into a habituation process and eventually leads to becoming a habit. After it becomes a habit, it will be a culture. If it becomes a culture, it will be a new civilization,” he said.
The landfill mining waste processor and RDF plant facility is being developed with a construction design method within 317 days, starting from February 17th 2022 until December 30th 2022. This facility is targeted to be operated by January 2023.
Developed on a 74,914 meter square land, this facility is located in the TPST Bantargebang area. Currently, the progress has reached 82% and is targeted to be done by the end of December 2022.
This waste processing facility has a capacity of processing 1,000 tons of old waste and 1,000 tons of new waste daily. It can also generate 700-750 tons of RDF daily.
The generated RDF will then be utilized by the cement industry as an eco-friendly fuel in its production process. In this case, the RDF offtaker of TPST Bantargebang are 2 (two) cement industry namely PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk that is ready to receive a minimum RDF of 550 tons/day and PT Solusi Bangun Indonesia that will receive 150 tons/day.
Screening, seperating, shredding and drying are several processes that will be carried out in the RDF facility. The generated RDF will fulfill the necessary technical specification for cement industry with a minimum calorific value of 3,000 kCal/kg, maximum water content of 20% and maximum size of 5 cm.
The Head of Environmental Affairs of Jakarta Capital City Government, Asep Kuswanto, stated that the landfill mining and RDF plant facility are equipped with an environmental pollution controlling facility (Wastewater Treatment Plant) and environmental quality monitoring facility (Air Quality Monitoring Station).
The implementation of this facility development is expected to remain on schedule, on budget and on quality. It is also hoped that this facility will support the national economic recovery post-Covid 19 through the absorption of local labor force as well as the use of domestic goods.
“We have also prepared an institution for this facility management in the form of Regional Public Service Agency for Integrated Waste Management Unit (BLUD UPST),” said Asep.
Source: Berita Jakarta
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