PENGEMBANGAN DAN KOMERSIALISASI TEKNIK PENCAIRAN BATUBARA LANGSUNG (Direct Liquefaction) DI INDONESIA

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Lambok Hilarius Silalahi

Abstract

The latest status of the Coal Liquefaction project in Indonesia which had been
conducted over a decade is discussed. This paper provides some reviews of all
activities that have been made during the past 10 years under the collaboration
between Japan and Indonesia. Currently, the situation has changed that coal
liquefaction has been reconsidered as an important technology which should be
immediately introduced and demonstrated in Indonesia, not only because the
current oil price increased, but also in order to reduce the dependency on
imported oil. This paper provides some suggestions and consideration on how to
promote the Brown Coal Liquefaction (BCL) process toward commercialization in
Indonesia. Since coal shares the biggest energy consumption in Indonesia, a
great measure of effective utilization of low grade coal is ultimately important,
since almost 70% of the total 104 billion tons of coal resources are classified as
low-rank coal. In view of this situation, the promotion of coal liquefaction
technology should be more accelerated. The comparison of inland and coastal
site mine-mouth coal lique faction plant is made to confirm the feasibility of both
perspectives for priority implementation.
Kata kunci: coal liquefaction, feasibility study, coastal case

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Silalahi, L. H. (2007). PENGEMBANGAN DAN KOMERSIALISASI TEKNIK PENCAIRAN BATUBARA LANGSUNG (Direct Liquefaction) DI INDONESIA. Jurnal Energi Dan Lingkungan (Enerlink), 3(1). https://doi.org/10.29122/elk.v3i1.1550
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