Bogor approves foreign investment to construct plastic-to-oil facility

Bogor approves foreign investment to construct plastic-to-oil facility

Bogor Mayor Bima Arya received a representative of Plastic Energy Ltd Kirk Evans at the Bogor City Hall on Tuesday (Jan 28, 2020). ANTARA/HO-Bogor City Administration/sh

Bogor, W Java (ANTARA) - The Bogor city administration gave its approval to a foreign investment plan to build plastic waste-to-oil facilities in the final disposal site (TPA) in Galuga Village of Bogor District, West Java.

Bogor Mayor Bima Arya here, Wednesday, spoke of having inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the British recycling company Plastic Energy Limited to process plastic waste at the Galuga disposal site.

The London-based company will require approval from both the Bogor district and Bogor city administrations to build the plant.

Arya noted that the approval for building a plastic waste recycling plant is in accordance with the city's program of "Botak," or Bogor with no-plastic bags, to minimize the use of plastic bags in the city.

The Bogor mayor on Tuesday (Jan 28) has met with a representative of the British company Kirk Evans at the city hall.

Evans noted at the meeting that his company had the technology to transform plastic waste into diesel oil through the process of pyrolysis.

The plastic waste supply would be sourced from TPA Galuga in Bogor District that collected all types of waste from Jakarta, Bogor District, and Bogor City.

The company was planning to build five waste-to-fuel plants costing $40 million each across West Java.

Each plant is expected to daily process 70 tons of low-grade plastic waste, including plastic bags and wrappers, and convert it to fuel. For every ton of plastic waste, the plant can produce 860 liters of fuel, comprising 80 percent diesel and 20 percent naphtha.

Arya recently revealed that Bogor City produces 600 tons of waste per day, of which 13 percent is plastic waste.
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