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Biogas, Indonesia

Indonesia biogas, map and UN goals

Project name

Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme


Project location

Lampung, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Sumba and South Sulawesi.


Funder and supplier

Supplier: MyClimate.

Developer: HIVOS


Standard

Gold Standard

Project status

Operational

Portfolio

2019

Emissions reduction

45,000 tCO2e per year  


Information and data provided by project supplier
Biogas Indonesia

A smallholder benefitting from the BIRU project in Indonesia

Through the sustainable development goals (SDGs), the United Nations has committed to double smallholder productivity and incomes by 2030, as part of efforts to end hunger and achieve food security1


By buying carbon offsets, Target Neutral is supporting finance for the BIRU project in Indonesia that enables households to produce their own low cost, low carbon energy from animal dung by using biogas digesters.

Biogas Indonesia
Above: The biodigesters leave behind bio-slurry – an excellent organic fertiliser

As a result, more than 100,000 people across ten rural provinces, are benefitting from cooking, heating and generating light using low carbon biogas.


Which means some 20,000 tonnes of carbon are cut each year by the project. 


And the benefits don’t stop there.

Biogas Indonesia
Above: The project also brings new employment in manufacturing and installing the biodigesters

The biodigester leaves behind a bio-slurry - an excellent organic fertiliser that is used to improve crop yields instead of purchasing expensive chemical fertilisers that have their own carbon and environmental footprint.

 

That means not only reduced carbon but an improved harvest for smallholders.

Biogas, Indonesia
Above: Farmer Suparjono uses the bio slurry as organic fertiliser on his fields to increase his harvest.

And it means families can save money from fuel savings when cooking and by less need for expensive chemical fertilizer for the fields.

 

 

“I used to spend USD 15 monthly on LPG for cooking. Now I can spend the money on better meals and milk for my child.”Nurlaila, Benteng GajahSouth Sulawesi

 

Biogas, Indonesia
Above: The project also brings improved health from reduced smoke, soot and dust in the kitchen
The project also brings new employment in manufacturing and installing the biodigesters as well as improved health from reduced smoke, soot and dust in the kitchen from cooking with solid fuels such as firewood, animal dung and coal.

 

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