PT. Karya Mas Energi has constructed a POME based Biogas project in Kwala Sawit, Langkat
Region, North Sumatera, hosted by Kwala Sawit Mill, a 30 ton FFB/hour Palm Oil Mill owned by PT. Perkebunan Nusantara II, a government owned palm oil company. The project was successfully commissioned on 2015 and generating 500 m3/h biogas with 55-60% methane content, which then utilized for generating electricity to the grid.
The methane gas, as a by product of the anaerobic digestion was captured, distributed, treated and
utilized as a fuel for 1 x 1,065 kW biogas genset. The electricity generated is then sold to PLN under Power
The Project was funded by Ministry of Energy and Minerals under Directorate General New, Renewable
and Conservation Energy.
The project also reduces significant amount of the green house gas emitted by the Mill from the
previous open lagoon system used to treat the POME.