Indonesia Targets to Export Palm Shell Biomass Products to Japan
VIVA – The Ministry of Industry targets to expand the export market for the palm oil processing industry, such as shipping palm shell biomass products to Japan. This palm shell product from Indonesia is popular in Japanese market for its environmentally friendly and sustainable primary energy source.
On the Kemenperin.go.id website, the Director General of Resilience, Territorial, and International Industrial Access (KPAII) of the Ministry of Industry, Eko SA Cahyanto, explained, the government supports the entry of investment in the downstream industrial sector processing palm shells into renewable fuels.
"We also support the entry of investment in the downstream industrial sector processing palm shells into renewable fuels with high calorific value after these commodities are processed into biomass pellet industry products with higher energy density," Eko SA Cahyanto remarked in Jakarta, Thursday, September 29, 2022.
Palm shells are potential biomass that can be processed into downstream products. In Indonesia, the potential for palm shell production reaches 11 million tons for each year, but around 3.5 million tons are still exported per year in the form of semi-finished commodities.
As form of responsibility for fostering the palm oil biomass processing industry sector, the Ministry of Industry through the facilitation of the Industrial Attache at the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo initiated a business forum in Tokyo.
This activity brings together palm shell business actors who are members of the Indonesian Palm Oil Shell Entrepreneurs Association (APCASI) with the Japan Biomass Power Association (BPA).