Biogas units generate electricity for Indonesian palm oil mill
The Sei Pelakar palm oil mill in the Jambi Province of Sumatra, Indonesia, is owned by PT. Kresna Duta Agroindo (PT KDA). PT KDA wanted to adapt and improve its effluent anaerobic treatment system into a new covered biodigester system in order to capture the biogas produced during the anaerobic digestion process.
The biogas collected could then be used to generate enough power to run the 7.5 t/h kernel crushing plant at the mill, and meet the estate’s electricity demands.
Guascor Energy provided two G-36SL, 600 kW-rated containerized biogas gen-sets.
The mill’s capacity is 60 t/h and processes an average of 285,000 tons of fresh fruit bunch per year. In addition to the crude palm oil extraction, Pelakar mill also processes kernel nuts.
The kernel crushing plant runs off palm shells and uses Diesel generators for back-up during peak demand. Generators are used to provide electricity for the estate and mill.
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