Collaborating with JAPEX and LEMIGAS, Pertamina Develops Clean Technology Innovation

Jakarta, June 23, 2021 - Pertamina is increasingly showing its seriousness in innovating clean technology. Pertamina's commitment in shown by the signing of a memorandum of understanding with JAPEX and LEMIGAS on Friday (18/6) regarding a study on technology development to reduce CO2 emissions together.

The signing was carried out virtually between the subholding Pertamina Power and New Renewable Energy (PNRE) and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. (JAPEX) and LEMIGAS. The collaboration will focus on developing carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) methods in the Sukowati oil and gas field.

"For Pertamina, this collaboration will greatly support Indonesia's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent in 2030. And especially for the PNRE subholding, this research and development collaboration is the key to bigger projects in the future," said Dannif Danusaputro, Chief Executive Officer of Subholding Pertamina PNRE.

Pertamina is committed to implementing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects in running its business. The development of CCUS technology is Pertamina's initiative in the environmental aspect, by supporting efforts to control climate change by reducing CO2 emissions by 29 percent in 2030, or 41 percent with international assistance.

Pertamina's business will focus on clean energy in the future, which encourages greenhouse gas emissions reduction. One of these businesses is managed through the Pertamina PNRE subholding, which carries the vision of leading the energy transition in Indonesia through clean energy innovation. Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) as one of its subsidiary manages geothermal with a current total installed capacity of 672 MW as one of its clean energy.

In addition, new and renewable energy projects are also being developed by the Pertamina PNRE subholding, including PLTS Badak 4 MW, O&M PLTBg Kwala Sawit, and Pagar Merbau, PLTBg Sei Mangkei with a capacity of 2.4 MW. It also includes PLTS RU IV Cilacap with a capacity of 1.3 MW, PLTS RU II Dumai with a capacity of 2 MW, PLTS at Pertamina gas stations, and PLTS Sei Mangkei with a capacity of 2 MW, which aims to supply electricity for tenants in the Sei Mangkei Special Economic Zone.

At the same time, a similar signing was carried out, namely the CCUS Joint Study Agreement (JSA) in the Gundih oil and gas field between the Pertamina PNRE subholding and several Japanese companies, namely JAPAN NUS Co., Ltd., JGC Corporation, Electric Power Development Co., Ltd., and the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).

"We see that this initiative is in line with the commitment and implementation of ESG in Pertamina's business. It is expected that all of these collaborations will have good and impactful results. By collaborating, we hope that the transition to clean energy or new renewable energy will be faster, especially in Indonesia," concluded Dannif.**

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