Semen Indonesia has won an award from the country's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry in recognition of its renewable energy efforts.
PT Semen Indonesia group companies, including Semen Padang and Semen Tonasa, have been using biomass as alternative energy source to replace coal and reduce electrical energy in stages. "The award has confirmed the commitment of Semen Indonesia in implementing a concept of sustainable business," said Semen Indonesia president director Dwi Soetjipto.
The use of biomass has the stimulated local economy because it had been obtained from areas around the plants, including Tuban, Lamongan and Bojonegoro Districts in East Java, as well as Rembang District in Central Java.
Semen Indonesia has continuously increased the use of biomass as an alternative fuel to reduce coal consumption every year, Soetjipto added.