“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

PLN operates Asia's first CPO-fueled power plant

Alfian, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta   

State electricity company PT PLN fired up the engine of Asia Pacific's first crude palm oil (CPO) fueled power plant in Dumai, Riau, on Wednesday. 

"This is a pilot project. The power plant is operating, but it is still in the commissioning stage," PLN director Murtaqi Syamsuddin said. 

The power plant will be able to generate 10 megawatts (MW) of electricity. 

Murtaqii said the plant had to be fired up with diesel fuel in order for the engine to reach the required temperature before it could operate entirely on CPO. 

"The equipment converts crude palm oil to fuel," he said while adding that the conversion was done by an engine produced by Neue Maschinenbau Halberstadt GmbH (NMBH), a German-based biofuel engine producer. 

NMBH's director for Marketing and Sales, Franz J. Komischke, said that to convert CPO into fuel for a power plant the size of the one in Dumai would require an investment between Rp 22 billion (US$ 1.9 million) and Rp 29 billion. 

"The investment figure pretty much depends on how many engines a power plant has and the size of the engines," he said. 

According to Komischke, by replacing diesel fuel with CPO, the power plant's production costs could be reduced by 40 to 60 percent. 

Based on the current oil price level, the conversion of a 15MW power plant will reduce production costs by $4 million to $4.5 million per year, he said. 

About 1,500 tons of CPO is needed per year for a 10MW power plant, he added. 

The government issued a regulation last month mandating the use of biofuel by manufacturers, commercial business, fuel retailers and power plant operators.

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