Asian Agri recently announced it has built five biogas power plants across Sumatra – two units in North Sumatra, two in Riau and one in Jambi. This marks Asian Agri’s leap towards sustainability through the use of science and technology.
Each biogas power plant can generate up to two megawatts (MW) of power. This serves not only Asian Agri’s mill processing and operations, but also many households in its surrounding communities.
The biogas power plants use the by-products (palm oil mill effluent or POME) from the processing of crude palm oil.
The plants are equipped with the state-of-the-art Japanese digester tank technology Kubota Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor. This accelerates and maximises the process of methane gas formation, which is essential to power generation.