Pertamina continues to Realize a Green Economy – back to Pertamina’s plan to realize an increasing economy without turning red on the economy with several efforts made by the industry.
The Grand National Energy Strategy for energy transformation and strengthening green economy, green technology and green products, PT Pertamina (Persero) continues to prioritize various energy transition programs towards new and renewable energy by utilizing abundant energy sources in the country and optimizing the infrastructure of existing businesses. .
Currently, Indonesia is still facing challenges in overcoming the current account deficit due to high energy imports. On the other hand, Indonesia is a country that has large domestic resources that can be used as raw material for energy.
program to reduce imports of diesel fuel, through the implementation of Biodiesel B20 since 2016 and continued with B30 in 2019. Reducing dependence on LPG imports, Pertamina is running a coal gasification project to become Dimethyl Ether (DME). To decrease imports of gasoline for the type of gasoline, Pertamina will mix Methanol and Ethanol with Gasoline. Methanol can be produced from natural gas or coal gasification, and Ethanol can also be produced from coal gasification or other bio-ethanol sources.
To ensure the sustainability of existing business lines and address environmental issues from coal gasification, added Nicke, Pertamina is simultaneously implementing Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) technology to reduce carbon emissions and as part of efforts to enhance Oil and Gas Recovery in Pertamina’s wells to increase the country’s oil and gas production.
With this, Pertamina is also exploring the potential for cooperation with Exxonmobil and is conducting a cooperation study of CO2 injection in the Gundih exploration field and in the Sukowati exploration field in collaboration with several other partners.