ID19 BioCNG Project

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO3 Increased access to sustainable services
Start Date Q1  1 January 2021
End Date q4 31 December 2022
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 400,000
Budget Percentage %
Actual Expenditure (USD)
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 0
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Government of Indonesia: The Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) N/A
Name of consortium members, if any N/A
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
GGGI Project Code : ID19
Project Manager and Staff +
Gusti Satria Wira Tenaya

Indonesia Energy Lead

Project Overview

GGGI’s Biological Compressed Natural Gas (BioCNG) project will support member and partner countries to develop a vibrant BioCNG market by providing technical assistance to enable a supportive environment, reduce policy and technological barriers and create localized sustainable and viable business models.

The 2-year program (2021-2022) will focus on enhancing the BioCNG market from three waste streams: organic municipal solid waste, wastewater/sewage, and agriculture waste. The proposed multi-country intervention on BioCNG will enable inclusive development with indigenous clean energy development with opportunities for learning across three countries: Indonesia, India, and Thailand.

In Indonesia, the BioCNG project builds on GGGI’s work on renewable energy in Indonesia, and our close collaboration with the Government of Indonesia (GoI) to date. The project will focus on developing waste from the palm oil sector, livestock manure and organic MSW as pipelines for BioCNG production. The vast potential of these types of waste for BioCNG generation can be realized by closing gaps in the regulatory framework, by improving raw material quality and by addressing perceived high risk in BioCNG ventures.

BioCNG adoption is expected to have several benefits in the country. It can boost the sustainability profile of the agriculture industry, particularly the palm oil sector. It will reduce environmental pollution, landfill use and fuel import expenditure. A key benefit will be the necessary at-source segregation, which will help meet several nationally mandated targets for municipal waste management and the Bappenas/Ministry of National Development Planning’s strategy on Circular Economy.