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Fossil fuels will continue to fuel Indonesia

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World Coal,

At a press conference in Menteng, Central Jakarta, Rinaldy Dalimi of the National Energy Council has stated Indonesia will carry on using fossil fuels to meet its energy needs. He believes it is economically possible and emission can be reduced through using available technology. He said: “It is sufficient. We have exported a larger portion of our fossil-based fuel. We export 80% of our coal and 50% of our gas. If we stop producing [fossil-based] fuel for export markets and instead use the currently ready-to-use products, we can survive for another 20 to 30 yr.”

Through using supercritical and ultra-supercritical technology – a coal combustion system that operates at higher temperatures and pressures – Dalimi projects reductions in CO2 emissions in coal production.

Edited from Press Release by Harleigh Hobbs

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