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Semen Indonesia Wins Green Industry Award from the Ministry of Industry

Jakarta, 12 December 2018 – PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk won the fifth level Green Industry award for the fifth consecutive year from the Ministry of Industry. Semen Indonesia ranks 5th, the highest ranking, along with 86 other industrial companies, because it is considered to manage the environment very well. The award was handed over by Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto to Cement Production Director Benny Wendry at the Ministry of Industry Building, Jakarta, Wednesday (12/12).

The Green Industry Award is an appreciation given by the government to industries that have applied the principles of the green industry by taking into account environmentally friendly process technology. This activity is one form of non-fiscal incentives for manufacturing industry companies that have made significant efforts in the efficient use of material, energy and water resources. This Award Program is given to National Industrial Companies which are divided into 3 categories, namely Large Industry, Medium Industry, and Small Industry.
Semen Indonesia Production Director Benny Wendry said, “The success of Semen Indonesia won the Green Industry Award is a clear proof of the application of the green industry principles in all company operations. The management of the green industry is a major commitment of the company which is implemented in all the company’s production areas spread across Gresik, Tuban, Rembang, Indarung and Pangkep “.

“In the Tuban Plant, Semen Indonesia is able to reduce carbon emissions through the use of alternative biomass fuels. Assisted by the Swedish Government through the Swedish Energy Agency, the Tuban Plant was able to reduce carbon emissions by 193,536 tons in the period January 2013 to February 2016. He explained.

Furthermore, Benny Wendry explained, Semen Indonesia had also utilized flue gas as a power plant through Waste Heat Recovery Power Generation (WHRPG) technology at Semen Padang’s Indarung V Plant. The use of WHRPG is able to produce electricity of 8 MW and reduce carbon gas emissions by 43 thousand tons per year. Similar technology has also been applied at the Tuban Plant with a maximum capacity of 30 MW, he said.

“This concrete step is our support for the Government of Indonesia’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 29% by 2030 and the Minister of Industry Regulation on the Road Map for Reducing CO2 Emissions in the Cement Industry in Indonesia,” he concluded.