POME LAMA (Palm Oil Mill Effluent)

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    Sector Agriculture, Waste, Energy
    Focus area
    (no data)
    Type of action Strategy/Policy
    Scope Sub-national
    Stage Under development
    Submitted to UNFCCC registry No
    Start of initiative 2014
    Financing and support details
    Financing status Seeking financing
    Total cost EUR 50 mln
    Financing requested EUR 5.2 mln
    Financing received to-date
    (no data)
    Principal source of financing Multilateral
    Principal type of financing Not known
    Capacity building required No
    Technology transfer required No
    Additional information
    Proponent(s) Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, BAPPENAS
    International funder(s) GIZ, Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund
    Organization providing technical support
    (no data)
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    POME is a Locally Appropriate Mitigation Action (LAMA) intended to improve rural electrification.

    Activities: (2017 - 2021)
    The overall concept supports palm oil companies or other developers in gaining access to reliable techniques and advice from the initial stage of the development process (pre-feasibility study) through the technical, organisational and financial implementation of the power plant up to the sale of electricity to state-owned entreprises.

    Expected results are:

    • Developers establish POME-to-electricity biogas power plants and demonstrate best practices for other bioenergy projects
    • Technical support and financial facilities offer attractive opportunities for sustainable investment
    • Baselines for GHG emissions are established and progress measured transparently through an MRV system.

    The NAMA focuses on Kalimantan and Sumatra.

    The Governor of East Kalimantan has enacted a moratorium on new licenses for oil palm plantation, mining and logging concessions while improvements are made to the permit licensing system. Mitigating emissions from POME involves capturing biogas – more than half of which is methane – and using the methane to generate power (POME-to-electricity).

    Impact and MRV


    Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available
    Mitigative capacity:

    No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


    Social: Information has not been provided
    Economic: Information has not been provided
    Environmental: Information has not been provided

    MRV Framework:
    No MRV plan has been defined


    One mill using 330,000 tonnes of fresh fruit bunches annually produces around 2,160 tCH4 each year, roughly equivalent to the annual emissions from 30,000 cars. Calculations based on palm oil statistics for 2013 show that GHG reduction from methane capture would be 9.8 MtCO2-eq.per annum, plus 2.5 MtCO2-eq from diesel use avoidance, through the generation of an additional 3,110 GWh of electricity.