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Indonesia starts construction of $2.3 billion coal gasification plant

In 2021, Indonesia consumed 7.95 million tonnes of LPG, 6.4 million tonnes of which were imported,

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo
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Indonesia's President Joko Widodo. Photo: Reuters

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo launched construction of a $2.3 billion coal gasification plant on Monday, in a bid to slash the country's liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) imports while optimising its coal resources.

The plant is designed to utilise 6 million tonnes of low rank coal to produce 1.4 tonnes of dimethyl ether (DME) annually, which can reduce Indonesia's LPG import by 1 million tonnes per year, according to state coal miner Bukit Asam , which is building the plant in partnership with U.S.firm Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
 
In 2021, Indonesia consumed 7.95 million tonnes of LPG, 6.4 million tonnes

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First Published: Jan 24 2022 | 11:40 AM IST

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