Source: Sepco Industries
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.