In Bali, leaders from G20 countries met for their annual conference, where Indonesia’s national energy organisation Pertamina announced its intentions to become a “world-class player” in geothermal energy. Pertamina estimates that Indonesia has nearly 24 GW of geothermal potential, with less than 10% actually utilised.
Keppel Infrastructure, Chevron
The trio will explore the feasibility of a geothermal hydrogen & ammonia facility on the island of Sumatra, in western Indonesia. 250-400 MW of geothermal energy will power the production of between 80,000-160,000 tonnes of ammonia per year.
The development of green hydrogen and green ammonia holds a significant role in Indonesia’s Net Zero Emissions roadmap. And with its potential, we believe that Indonesia will also play a key role in green hydrogen production in Asia. We are very excited with this strategic collaboration as we know that Keppel and Chevron are reputable companies and have the same vision in energy transition as we do.Pertamina CEO Dannif Danusaputro in Keppel’s official press release, 11 Nov 2022
Aramco and Pertamina will explore collaborations across the hydrogen and ammonia value chain. Aramco will leverage existing expertise in CCUS, potentially applying it to Pertamina’s existing facilities in Indonesia. The pre-feasibility study will proceed over the next two years. Pertamina has an existing CCUS ammonia agreement with Indonesia’s state-owned fertiliser manufacturer Pupuk Indonesia and Mitsubishi Corporation.
Fortescue to explore decarbonisation of steel making in Indonesia
Also in Bali, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and PT Gunung Raja Paksi Tbk (GRP) agreed to explore the potential of renewable hydrogen and ammonia to decarbonise GRP’s steel making factories in Indonesia. Together, FFI and GRP will conduct a technical feasibility study for the use of hydrogen &/or ammonia fuel in upstream steel making processes, as well as what modifications would be required at GRP’s plant in Bekasi, near the capital city Jakarta.
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We need other emitters – companies like GRP – to follow our lead and we are determined to do everything in our power to help them on their own path to decarbonisation.FFI Executive Chairman Dr Andrew Forrest in his organisation’s official press release, 8 Nov 2022
FFI indicates the first fuel imports will come from production projects in Australia.