Sustainability Challenges of the Landfill Gas Power Plants in Indonesia

R. Budiarto, M. Gozan, D. Novitasari, N. S. Wahyuni, D. Y.N. Naimah

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As part of urbanization, waste causes a significant challenge in Indonesia. As part of the solution to this challenge is applying the landfill gas (LFG) powerplant. Various efforts are being conducted to implement the LFG powerplant in Indonesia. The literature review was conducted to focusing on the performance sustainability of the LFG powerplant. The explaining power capacity, expected energy supply, actual energy supply, problems, and their cause and impact data are presented. All LFG power plants show technical problems, such as leakage gas pipe, defected gas capture, absence of gas storage and purification equipment, and limited monitoring system. Financial and social challenges exacerbate the technical issues that risk the system's sustainability, such as unclear funding mechanism, lack of capacity from stakeholders, and conflict with the local community. All of the issues hindered achieving performance targets in the powerplant development, operation, and maintenance phase.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012028
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2021
Event2nd International Symposium of Earth, Energy, Environmental Science and Sustainable Development, JEESD 2021 - Jakarta, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 25 Sept 202126 Sept 2021


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