Monday, 09 November 2015 00:00

Workshop on Calculation of Green House Gas (GHG) Emission in Fertilizer Industry

28-30 October 2015, Balikpapan. As one of priority industrial sector for mitigation of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, the fertilizer industry offers a unique opportunity for development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in the industry sector. Beside emissions from its energy consumption, the industry also releases GHG emissions from its industrial process because of the reforming processes during ammonia production. To start with the process of NAMA development, a three-day workshop was held at Aston Hotel, Balikpapan. The workshop started with opening remark from Head of Environmental Assessment Division from Ministry of Industry (MoI), Ms. Lilih Handayaningrum, and followed by a presentation on development of NAMA in fertilizer industry by PAKLIM work area industry, Ms. Anandita Laksmi Susanto. Ms. Retno Gumilang Dewi, in her role as PAKLIM’s expert, elaborated the steps to develop NAMA as well as the procedure to select suitable mitigation actions for the NAMA in the fertilizer industry. PAKLIM’s national expert, Ms. Nurulseto Wardhani, facilitated the discussion on technical guideline on Calculation and Reporting of GHG Emission in the fertilizer industry. The technical guideline is being developed in order that fertilizer companies could have reference on procedure on how to do the calculation of GHG emissions, setting up GHG inventory, as well as monitoring and reporting procedure to the Ministry of Industry (MoI).  The workshop was then followed by calculation of GHG emission using online reporting system of MoI and led by Ms. Tien Fabrianti Kusumasari. The participants coming from a state-owned holding company, PT Pupuk Indonesia (Persero) and its 5 companies under the holding, calculated their GHG emissions by using the online template as well as manually. The calculations were divided into GHG emissions coming from energy use and industrial process. The results of the calculations were then presented by the end of the second day. To evaluate the mitigation action potential in the fertilizer industry, the calculations as well as the companies’ condition were discussed in the last day of the workshop. Based on the discussion, the fertilizer companies have lots of opportunities to implement energy efficiency as their mitigation action. By the end of this fruitful three-day event, all of the participants were reminded to give their inputs for the draft of technical guideline to MoI within one week time. It was also discussed that the follow-up workshop will be held in February 2016.