On the 12th and 13th of March, 2019, Sepco Industries’ Executives, Jonas Wadenholm and Paul Shine met with a group of local investors led by Mr. Willy Lesmana Putra to discuss setting up Polypetron™ Waste Plastic to Fuel Production Plants in Indonesia. As a robust South-East Asian economy with a huge population of 264 million people, it is no surprise that use of plastic there is among the highest in the world. In response, Indonesia has set an ambitious target of a 70% reduction in plastic waste by 2025. A sustainable solution that provides a genuine circular economy model is converting that plastic waste into fuel.
Faced with the challenging task of tackling the huge volume of waste plastic in the country, a group of visionary business people invited Sepco representatives to come to Jakarta to present our innovative and eco-friendly waste-plastic-to-fuel solution.
Learning about the unique Polypetron™ System inspired immediate excitement and eagerness to get our Production Plants set up in Indonesia as soon as possible. A strategic rollout plan was formulated of starting with setting up a first module, followed by expansion into all of the 34 provinces of Indonesia.
The very productive series of meetings concluded with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Mr. Willy, officializing the new partnership.
It is reported that the largest landfill in Indonesia, the Bantar Gebang landfill in Jakarta, receives more than 5,000 tons of solid waste per day. Even if only 10% of it is plastic, this could supply 25 Polypetron™ PPT20 Production Modules, and produce 375,000 liters of pyrolysis fuel per day! When refined, this would produce 225,000 liters of high quality diesel, plus up to 75,000 liters of gasoline.
Soon the heartbreaking reality of plastic pollution infesting the beautiful islands and beaches of Indonesia can be replaced by recycled fuel providing a sustainable source of energy for this vibrant nation.
An official contingent of Finnish Embassy officials was accompanied by professionals from the environmental, technology, finance and energy sectors of Finland for an official visit to Sepco’s research facility in Saraburi, as well as the Center of Energy and Fuels from Biomass, of Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Science, to see firsthand the progress achieved in development of the Polypetron™ Gen. 5 Waste Plastic to Fuel Production System.
The Founder and CEO of Sepco Industries Co., Ltd., Dr. Metta Visessombat and the Chief Engineering Officer, Mr. Tawat Kulabusaya greeted the entourage and treated the fascinated visitors to a complete tour of the facility with both the 1st and 5th generations of the Polypetron™ operating for all to see. They were impressed at the absence of any foul odors or toxic fumes, as well as of course the golden fuel from waste plastic flowing into storage tanks.
Fellow countryman, and Sepco’s Director of Business Development, Mr. Jussi Veikko Saloranta provided further in-depth information on the progress of the business and discussed a roadmap for speeding up the process of setting up Sepco’s first production plant in Finland.
The diverse group included the representative of Business Finland, representatives of the VTT (Technical Research Center of Finland), members of the Finnish-Thai Chamber of Commerce, the Founder of River Recycle – a company set up for handling plastic waste in rivers and canals before it reaches the oceans together with the officials from the Embassy of Finland. All are eager to combine efforts and make use of Sepco’s unique technology towards solving the global environmental crisis of excessive plastic waste.
Sepco is extremely proud to be receiving such high levels of interest and eagerness for partnership from prominent governmental and private organizations and individuals.
Look out for expansion of this innovative waste plastic to fuel enterprise around the world.
The 13th of February, 2019, marked a historic event for Sepco Industries Company Limited and the people of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Dr. Metta Vesessombat, Founder and CEO of Sepco Industries led a delegation of Senior Executives, including COO Jonas Wadenholm, and Director of Business Development Jussi Veikko Saloranta, to the Consulate-General of the Republic of Uzbekistan. There they had the honor of meeting with Mr. Begmurod Akbarov, the Deputy Governor of Sardoba District Syrdarya Region, and Mr. Aziz Aliev, Uzbekistan’s Consul General to Thailand, for an official signing ceremony, solidifying a three-party agreement for Sepco to set up the first Polypetron™ Waste Plastic to Fuel Production Plant in the region of Syrdarya with full support from the Government of Uzbekistan.
The Agreement signed by the Uzbekistan Government, Sepco, and our local Operational Partner marks the beginning of a monumental expansion initiative with the objective of conducting waste plastic to fuel operations all over the country.
All of us at Sepco are very proud of this unique opportunity, and are excited about the prospects of what this momentous milestone represents for us, the people of Uzbekistan, and especially the global fight against excessive plastic waste.