Economic Evaluation of the Existing and Potential Indonesian Coal Utilization

Ukar Wijaya Soelistijo
2013 Earth Sciences  
The whole efforts of the Indonesian Government in diversifying the available domestic coal reserves in the forms of solid, liquid (synthetic oil) and gaseous fuel is made possible to overcome the depleted domestic oil reserves. Within the coming few years Indonesia will become net oil consumer after as the net oil importer in 2003. Within the current forty years Indonesian energy consumption was heavily depending on oil fuel. To meet the increasing domestic energy demand, the large quantity of
more » ... omestic coal reserves should be diversified into briquette, synthetic oil and synthetic gas, and also as other non-fuel or chemical products. All these diversified products are expected to be competitive economically as well as environmental friendly by using clean coal technology. This article is as result of evaluation of the existing commercial scale utilization and the research results compilation of the Indonesian coal utilization and diversification within the last 15 years.
doi:10.11648/j.earth.20130206.12 fatcat:pw6x35l255abzj3mqlj65eqsmy