Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME): Biogas Power Plant

  • Nofirman Firdaus Institut Sains & Teknologi Nasional (ISTN), Indonesia Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Indonesia
  • Bambang Teguh Prasetyo Institut Sains & Teknologi Nasional (ISTN), Indonesia Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Indonesia
  • Yoesbar Sofyan Institut Sains & Teknologi Nasional (ISTN), Indonesia Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Indonesia
  • Fachruddin Siregar Institut Sains & Teknologi Nasional (ISTN), Indonesia Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Indonesia
Keywords: Palm Oil

Abstract

Indonesia is the largest palm oil producer in the world. The palm oil mills process fresh fruit bunches (FBB) and produce two main products: Crude Palm Oil (CPO) and Palm Kernel Oil (PKO). The process generates abundant waste water called palm oil mill effluent (POME). The POME is then converted into biogas through a gasification process. The biogas is used to fuel gas engine and generates electricity. This article presents the technical and economic analysis of a biogas power plant in Indonesia. Also, it analyzes waste heat recovery potential from biogas engine.

Published
2017-03-01
Section
Articles