Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Transition pathways for achieving bioenergy target

Bioenergy workshop in Bali
The European Commission research programs in partnership with Udayana University and the Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund recently conducted an international workshop in Bali to discuss a wide range of issues related to bioenergy.

The workshop on sustainability and bioenergy provided an opportunity to analyze the sustainable business and climate resilience of low-carbon transition pathways comprising bioenergy made from crop waste and residue.

The topic remains relevant with the government’s program to boost exports of its agriculture-based products from the processed food and beverage industries in Indonesia. The government plans to develop up to 400,000 hectares of new fruit plantations across the country in the next few years in an attempt to improve both the quantity and quality of local fruit production, to boost exports and survive amid competition against imported products. This plan promotes an energy-agriculture nexus particularly in bioenergy pathways in Indonesia, as fruit waste can also be used to produce biofuel.