The importance of bioenergy in Indonesia is constantly increasing. For that purpose GIZ FORCLIME initiated a visit to Bavaria in Germany to promote and raise awareness for the development of forest based renewable energies in Indonesia.
In the week from 8-12 December 2014,19 Indonesian experts exchanged their knowledge, discussed important issues and implementation requirements with their Bavarian colleges.
Among the delegation members were six officials from the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry, two representatives from East Kalimantan’s Province, one from Malinau, two from Kapuas Hulu, two from universities, two people from GIZ projects (GE-Lama-i and ICTTF), one NGO representative and three advisors from GIZ.
The expert dialogue began in the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf to get an overview of the energy policy in Germany. A discussion about the sources of biomass energy in Germany was followed by a field trip to the forest. Other topics discussed were processing of biomass energy (wood pellet, briquet and gasifier) to get a general idea of marketing and research aspects.
Despite the tight schedule and very cold weather, the participants with various backgrounds were enthusiastic and participated actively in the discussions.
For further information, please contact: Pipin Permadi, Senior Adviser for Forest Policy