Assessment of Energy Sustainability Enhancement of a Paper Industry in Riau, Indonesia

Hardi Rifki Al'amin*, Vita Lystianingrum

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The Paper industry is an energy-intensive and one of the most energy-consuming industries in Indonesia. In this study, Paper Mill energy sources come from coal and renewable energy such as black liquor as a substitute for coal and on-grid 9MW PV system are reassessed by using optimization software, HOMER. This study aims to present a feasibility study of increasing the use of renewable energy sources in Paper Mill to reduce coal consumption for more sustainability. The software HOMER is used as a tool to determine the most feasible combination of component considered in the study. It is feasible to reduce 10,84% coal consumption kg per year with the optimal renewable energy mix consisting of additional 24MW rooftop PV system and 5,94kW hydrokinetic energy from Kampar River located 6 km from the plant. Renewable fraction increased to 16%. This study result is good for sustainable growth of Paper Mill business that investments in climate and nature to support the Indonesian government in achieving net zero emissions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02014
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2024
Event1st International Conference on Environment, Green Technology, and Digital Society, INTERCONNECTS 2023 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 13 Dec 2023 → …


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