reNIKOLA Holdings Sdn Bhd, a renewable energy (RE) producer, has partnered with PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) to jointly develop compressed biomethane gas (CBG) plants in North Sumatra, Indonesia.  

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by both companies and based on it, four CBG plants will be built at PTPN’s palm oil mills.. Each CBG plant will utilise PTPN’s palm oil mill effluent (POME) as a raw material to produce biomethane. This will help the government reduce GHG emissions by 29 per cent with its own capabilities or 41 per cent with international assistance by 2030.

PTPN will reduce methane emissions from POME by utilising it to produce new, RE equivalent to 377,523 tCO2 by 2030.