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Finnish Government funded Energy and Environment Partnership supports Rural Energy Project in Riau
The Finnish government through its EEP Program has awarded a grant to an Indonesian consortium to develop a plan to create energy generation facilities that utilize waste products from palm oil farmers in Riau, Indonesia.
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Forest Carbon will focus on mapping the extensive palm oil supply chain that incorporates hundreds to thousands of small holder farmers in the districts of Rokan Hulu, Siak, and Indragiri Hilir. Forest Carbon will also conduct a district-wide land cover classification from satellite imagery which will identify degraded lands appropriate for agriculture.
Prasetya Mahardhitama, an analyst at Forest Carbon, sees the project as a great example of using spatial planning technology in order to drive low carbon development, “The project utilizes geographical data to map an extensive network of farmers in order to utilize an agricultural waste product by creating an efficient supply chain that will increase incomes for famers and electricity capacity for the province.”
In order to ensure the environmental sustainability of the project, the consortium will implement the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification scheme, a German Government initiative that has been recognized by the European Commission as the approved scheme for sustainable biomass energy certification under the EU’s renewable energy initiative.
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About STC Consulting
Sustainable Trade and Consulting (http://www.sustainabletradeandconsulting.com) was formed in 2009 to implement a new vision for bioenergy. This vision is based on maximizing the use of non-food grade waste materials, partnering with small and medium sized farms, utilizing existing infrastructure, and maximizing efficiency throughout the entire supply chain.