Reporting for Argus Media, Nanami Oki, says that Japanese power utility Kansai Electric Power and Indonesian power supplier Medco Power Indonesia plan to research decarbonisation technology for use in Indonesian thermal power plants during the April 2022 – March 2025 fiscal years.
Kansai and Medco signed an initial deal on 26 September for joint research on possible biomass firing or co-firing and carbon capture, use and storage at existing power plants in Indonesia, not necessarily limited to those owned by Medco. They have not decided on any detailed schedules and targets.
The partners may also review shipping captured carbon dioxide through pipelines and injecting it into Medco’s oil and gas fields to reduce viscosity and boost their productivity.
The agreement follows Kansai and Medco signing a deal in September 2020 to jointly develop Indonesia’s gas-fired power business. Kansai aims to help Indonesia’s target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, while enhancing its overseas business in the growing Indonesian market.
Source: Argus Media