PT. Timah Concern for the Environment is Low

Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar gave Gold PROPER and Green PROPER awards to companies that obeyed the rules and were able to innovate for environmental preservation.

ETS, JAKARTA – PT Timah level of concern for environmental conservation is still relatively low compared to other mining business groups.

With the Blue PROPER rating, PT Timah cannot be used as a benchmark for other companies, such as PT Adaro Indonesia, PT Kideco Jaya Agung, and PT Bukit Asam.

“Companies that can be used as benchmarking, those who are already Gold PROPER, and more than one time receive Gold awards,” said the Director General of Pollution Control and Environmental Damage of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, M.R. Karliansyah, in Jakarta, Friday (01/04/2019).

According to Karliansyah, companies in the Blue PROPER are considered to be concerned about the new environment as far as fulfilling the requirements in accordance with the applicable regulations or laws and without innovation.

Even though the level of concern of a number of companies, is no longer limited to obedience in implementing the provisions, but has contributed to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

With PROPER now a number of companies have innovated in production activities which have resulted in efficiency and savings, then contributed to the reduction of Greenhouse Gas emissions.

For example, PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy in the Kamojang area, called Karliansyah, in developing community development using sterilization of potato seed Cocopeat with geothermal steam as a form of innovation has been able to reduce CO2 emissions from 2000 kg CO2 Eq to 7.7 kg CO2 Eq.

“This means that with innovation, Pertamina Geothermal Energy Kamojang has been able to reduce emissions by 99.6%,” Karliansyah said.

Not only that, with this innovation, Pertamina Geothermal was able to suppress waste generation up to 300%, from 40,000 kg to 10,000 kg.

“Fuel consumption which was originally 240 kg of LPG gas became zero because it was replaced with geothermal steam,” he said.

In addition to Pertamina Geothermal, PT Indonesia Power Bali Generation Unit – Pesanggaran Unit, with innovations from Nature To Renewable Energy, has been able to carry out energy efficiency up to 76.03 Gj.

Even so, with the management of waste gate, it has fallen sharply and now there are only 28.5 tons of sludge and water efficiency of 155.5m3.

PT Bukit Asam Tanjung Enim Mining Unit, said Karliansyah, with the application of the Electric Power Drive-based Hybrid Dump Truck, has succeeded in saving oil consumption by 77,592 liters thus saving operational costs of Rp4.6 billion.

Karliansyah assessed that the only innovation in Indonesia has reduced the generation of dominant B3 waste, in the form of used oil as much as 69 to 83 tons, and non-dominant 31.33 tons in the form of used batteries.

“Various innovations from a number of these companies have had a positive impact on global warming, emissions have dropped,” concluded Karliansyah.


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