Advance NonWoven A/S / Convert A/S
Advance NonWoven plant introduced the possibility of recycled biomass (hempfibres, seaweed, etc.) into mats, insulation materials, various boards for building material and (design-)furniture. Participants are particularly interested in the possibility of turning Indonesia’s large-scale of palm oil residue into similar products. Initial investment and sustainability of the feedstock were part of the strong issues during the visit
Billund plant offers the more in-depth model of the Danish PPP in an even more unique model, consortium of 4 companies constituting wastewater, solid waste, bioenergy and drinking water, respectively. The plant offers also comprehensive management of both wastewater and solid waste in municipal level. Participants tried to absorb how the PPP model in Denmark could be adjusted into the Indonesian context. Additional note: Jambi city is highly interested in the treatment technology and model. The Krüger/Veolia technology in which wastewater and organic, municipal solid waste is mixed to have the most efficient energy potential was also briefly presented
Terminalen for affaldssug & Odense Waste Management
Unique and advanced management of SWM collection and transport through the suction method into the city centre. Strong points from the participants mainly revolve around how the politicians in Odense in particular and Denmark in general have been carefully driving the environmental trajectory that leads to many innovations such as this facility. Afterwards, Odense Waste Management presented their model to the participants
Discussion in the Indonesian-Danish Biowaste stakeholder Forum
Odense Waste Management kindly offered their facilities for the continued discussion in the Biowaste Forum. Forum discussion touched upon key opportunities and challenges for development of the Indonesian waste sector, participants asking themselves “why is not more organic waste treated in Indonesia?” This question was discussed form an institutional, financial and technological perspective.
All 18 Indonesian and 8 Danish discussants are interested in continuing to be members of the Forum, while 8 Indonesian and 3 Danish discussants have expressed interest to taking a secretarial role in the Forum.
Many of the Danish site visit hosts joined the Forum discussion and 4 of them had previously been to Indonesia for the Launch of the Forum on 26 October. Hence, many participants met each other again for the 2nd or 3rd time and have established stronger links to exchange knowledge and business models on management and treatment of organic waste.
Direct questions on prices and requirements for various technology options showed Indonesian interest in implementing Danish waste solutions in an Indonesian context. Separate minutes of the discussion forum is in the annex to this report.