Journal article

Potential forest biomass resource as feedstock for bioenergy and its economic value in Indonesia

BCH Simangunsong, VJ Sitanggang, EGT Manurung, A Rahmadi, GA Moore, L Aye, AH Tambunan



Indonesia has abundant forest biomass resource, which should not be considered as a low economic value resource. This forest biomass resource can be converted into bioenergy through various technologies and it becomes one of sources in Indonesia's energy mix. This paper focuses on forest residues generated primarily from the harvesting of natural production forests and industrial forest plantations; and wood processing mill residues. The estimated total potential forest biomass in Indonesia for bioenergy in the year 2013 was 132 PJ. About 50.4% resulted from harvesting residues and 49.6% from wood processing residues. Riau province has the largest potential bioenergy followed by Central Kali..

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Awarded by Ministry of Education of the Republic of Indonesia

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was a part of the Valuation of Biomass for Bioenergy in Indonesia research, an international join research collaboration project between Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) and the University of Melbourne. The project is supported by the Ministry of Education (079/SP2H/LT/DRPM/II/2016) of the Republic of Indonesia and the Australia Indonesia Centre.