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Japan keen on importing Indonesian palm oil waste for energy

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Japan is keen on importing waste from palm oil such as palm oil shells, empty fruit bunches and pellets from processed empty fruit bunches. The Japanese Government expressed the interest in a seminar on ISO standards in Jakarta on February 10, 2020. It was said by Chairperson of the Indonesian Palm Oil Board (DMSI), Derom Bangun in Medan, Sunday (Feb 23). These three types of materials are classified as by-products or waste from oil palm plantations and factories. Derom explained that the Japanese representatives conveyed the importance of biomass fuel in a bid to boost the electricity production in Japan by producing new and renewable energy. He pointed out that in a presentation attended by a number of participants from various ministries, associations and non-governmental organizations, a senior researcher from Japan, Takanobu Aikawa, explained that the energy mix in Japan would increase the portion of new and renewable energy 3.7 to 4, 6 percent of total electricity production or equivalent to 6 to 7.2 Giga Watts//(Antara/Trs.AL)

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