GARUT - Astanahilir / Gordah Village in Jayawaras Subdistrict, Tarogong Kidul Sub-district, Garut Regency is a tempe industry center with production capacity reaches 4 quintals.
With such a large tempe production process, residents in the region spend 1.5m3 of firewood each day and produce 1600 liters of liquid waste per day dumped into the river each day.
Departing from that fact, PLN Peduli fully supports the initiative of citizens to build tempe industrial waste processing facilities by using biodigester to produce biogas that can be reused by the residents there as a renewable energy source. Liquid waste resulting from the washing process and boiling of soybean as the main raw material for making tempe have high organic material characteristic also BOD and COD which is also very high. If the waste is directly disposed of into the river will certainly pollute and provide adverse health effects for residents there.
"The waste if left in the river or sewer will turn the color into dark brown and smelly. Finally we think why we do not make biogas alone to become a source of renewable energy for residents, "said Gita Nurwardani as a representative of the citizens as well as the initiator of this program.
The installation location for biogas is planned to be around riverbanks that are often used by the community to dispose of garbage, so it is hoped that with the installation of biogas in the location can make people aware not to throw garbage around the river banks.
The inauguration of Tempe Mandiri Energi factory was held on Wednesday (7/2) attended by Garut Regent Rudy Gunawan, General Manager of PLN West Java Distribution Iwan Purwana, Tarogong Kidul Garut Subdistrict and representatives of local residents and government.
Many sources of energy in Garut one of these tempe waste. '' I thank PLN Distribution West Java for its support in creating a source of energy and liquid organic fertilizer in this village. Surely this waste is very beneficial for the community, especially their producers of tempe, "said Rudy Gunawan when giving a speech.
PLN Distribution West Java supports this program so that people create a clean environment. Such activities are very useful and can be spread to other areas.
"New and renewable energy as it will be implemented in this village is always supported. There are so many benefits for the people that they can increase their productivity. PLN continuously continues to commit to continue running environmentally sound business activities according to our mission, "said General Manager of PLN Distribution Iwan Purwana.
During 2017, in the area of ??Garut PLN Peduli has distributed environmental assistance with a nominal Rp. 818.963.250, - which is distributed to the field of Education and Nature Conservation. As for all areas of West Java, PLN Cares distributes aid totaling 10.1 Billion Rupiah. (Even)