Crown Capital Eco Environmental Management Indonesia

25 Jan

Jakarta Urgent Flood Mitigation Project/Jakarta Emergency Dredging Initiative Project (JUFMP/JEDI Project)
Flood incidences are perennial occurrences in Jakarta and have been increasing in severity during the past decade. The last big floods in February 2007 affected more than 2.6 million people, forcing 340,000 people to flee their homes. Over 70 people died and outbreaks of disease affected over 200,000 people. The estimated financial and economic losses from this event amounted to US$900 million. Inundations continue to occur under any sustained rainfall conditions. To improve Jakarta’s flood management system, this project will dredge selected floodways, canals and retention basins to improve their flow capacities and dispose dredge materials in proper facilities.
Thirteen major rivers flow northwards through Jakarta into the Java Sea. The 13 rivers, together with a large number of drainage channels, form the macro drainage system of Jakarta. Due to inadequate maintenance and poor solid waste management, there is significant sediment and solid waste build up in these channels. In addition, urbanization trends are central to the causes of floods in Jakarta which have led to the deterioration of several critical factors. The encroachment and/or development of critical catchment areas have resulted in both increased rainwater runoff and lack of natural storm water retention areas both within the city and in upstream areas of the catchment. Flood events in Jakarta are expected to become more frequent in coming years, with a shift from previously slow natural processes with low frequency to a high frequency process resulting in severe socio-economic damage.
The project will comprise of two components:

• Dredging and rehabilitation of 11 floodways and canals, and four retention basins identified as priority section of the Jakarta flood management system in need of urgent rehabilitation and improvement in flow capacities. The dredge materials will be transported and disposed into proper disposal sites. Where necessary, mechanical equipments (pumps, gates, etc.) will be replaced or repaired.
• Technical assistance for project management, social safeguard, and capacity building. This component will support contracts management, engineering design reviews, construction supervision engineers for the dredging and rehabilitation works and technical assistance. Technical assistance includes support to improve institutional coordination for operations and maintenance of Jakarta’s flood management system as well as the establishment of a Floods Management Information system.

Fifteen priority floodways, canals and retention basins in Jakarta will be included in the scope of the project. (Click for detailed map)
Bank Contribution
The Bank for Reconstruction and Development will contribute US$139.64 million and US$0.50 million bilateral grant while the Government of Indonesia will contribute US$49.71 million.
Toward the Future
The project will be implemented by Ministry of Public Works of Indonesia and the Government of Jakarta. It is expected to effectively start in May 2012 and completed by March 2017.
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Biomass Boiler Addresses Alaskans’ Environmental, Economic Concerns│blogspot

2 Jan

Crown Capital Eco Management Indonesia – The heavily forested city of Ketchikan, Alaska, is built on rock and surrounded by water. Every commodity that comes into Ketchikan must arrive by sea or air. The use of fuel oil is problematic for both economic and environmental reasons because the oil must be obtained and refined elsewhere and transported (using additional fuel). What’s more, fuel oil is subject to price instability.

Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan, which provides information to more than a million visitors each year, is the site of a pilot biomass boiler system now coming to life. Two oil-fired boilers serving the 250,000-sq-ft center were replaced with a highly efficient system fueled by local wood. Manufactured by Hurst Boiler & Welding Company Inc., the hot-water boiler was custom-designed to fit within very limited indoor space.

Under the direction of E. Dane Ash, project manager for Tyonek-Alcan Pacific LLC, the biomass boiler system was developed with Hurst representative Gregory W. Smith of Global Energy Solutions Inc. to address environmental concerns, as well as issues related to building space, fuel costs, comfort, reliability, and simplicity of operation.

The new boiler is located on the lower level of the Discovery Center, which requires heating for a minimum of nine months a year. Local wood densified into fuel pucks is delivered to an elevated walking-floor storage bin in a vestibule area built to protect against excessive moisture. (The biomass-fired boiler can burn any wood product with up to 50-percent moisture content.) An auger moves pucks from the storage area to a metering bin and into the boiler. Freezing is not an issue because the walking floor easily breaks up any frozen contents.

The boiler system was designed to highlight how biomass can reduce or eliminate the use of fossil fuels. Visitors can see the boiler operate through specially designed windows. In the hall just outside of the boiler room, the noise level and ambient temperature is consistent with the rest of the building.


Fuel costs have been cut by two-thirds. The densified pucks are used with almost no residual ash; eventually, however, tree clippings from the Ketchikan walking trails will be ground and fed into the boiler, eliminating the need for transport to a landfill, burning, and other methods of disposal.

The Boiler

The Hurst S100 Series Fire Tube 27 HP Hydronic Water Heating Boiler features a pre-heater to optimize combustion and an underfeed stoker with dry-ash-removal system.


The system easily can be replicated for heat or heat/power generation up to 20,000 kw. In June 2011, Smith served as a keynote speaker for the fifth annual Native American Economic Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif., where he described the initiatives being implemented in Ketchikan and shared success stories of biomass-fired boiler systems installed on institutional campuses and in manufacturing facilities throughout the United States, particularly in challenging and remote locations. Systems include municipal solid waste, as well as woody biomass for steam production and steam to power.

Crown Capital Eco Management Environmental Articles

14 Dec

Crown Capital Management: Propane benefits as low energy alternative

Propane certainly has a lot of things going for it, especially in remote rural and outback locations unable to be connected to the main electricity grid. It boasts strong environmental credentials. According to the BRE in the UK, LPG is the lowest carbon-intensive fuel available in gas-main-free areas. Furthermore, a recent study by energy consultant NIFES Consulting Group commissioned by Calor Gas showed that commercial buildings can reduce carbon emissions by 22 per cent by replacing an old oil boiler with one that uses LPG.

This was partly a result of a more efficient system, and partly a result of the emissions factor for fuel oil standing at 0.265 kilograms of CO2 per kWh, higher than that of LPG, which comes in at 0.214 kilograms of CO2 per kWh. In addition, a separate study published earlier this year in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Impact Assessment Review earlier proved that, in domestic buildings, heating oil generates about 20 per cent more greenhouse gas emissions than LPG.

It is also more energy efficient. The same NIFES study also showed that an oil boiler installed 15 years ago replaced with LPG can cut energy use by 11 per cent.

Though highly flammable, it still has good safety credentials, at least from a pollution perspective.

Safety LPG is non-toxic and a leak of LPG vapour is unlikely to pose any significant ground or water pollution hazard. As a liquid, it is lighter than water so has the environmental benefit of always remaining above the water level. Any LPG spillages simply vaporise and do not cause soil or water contamination.

Furthermore, LPG suppliers typically own and are therefore responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the LPG tank installation. This means each time a delivery is made, the tank is checked by the driver and, periodically, the installation is checked by a qualified engineer. Essentially, this means that the tanks are one less thing for the home or business to worry about.

LPG can be integrated with low-carbon and renewable technologies to provide solutions for rural commercial developments and refurbishments, which combine to create a reliable year-round heating supply with further carbon and cost savings; an increasingly attractive option, especially given the potential effects of the Carbon Tax.

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Italian Door Maker Installs GE’s Clean Cycle Heat-to-Power Generators to Produce Renewable On-Site Power

4 Dec

General Electric issued the following news release:

Italian custom door and furniture maker I.C.M. Spa is showcasing the benefits of industrial energy and resource efficiency by installing a superheated (130degreeC) water wood boiler and two of GE’s (NYSE: GE) 125-kilowatt Clean Cycle heat-to-power organic rankine cycle (ORC) generators at its manufacturing plant in Brugnera, in the northern province of Pordenone, Italy.

The new biomass boiler system converts the factory’s wood waste into renewable energy to heat and power the factory. GE’s Clean Cycle solution–which also includes piping, heat exchangers, a cooling tower and service support–converts excess heat from the boiler generation into 200 kW of net electrical energy that is sold to the grid, capitalizing on a feed-in tariff to generate additional revenue.

GE is presenting ICM’s Clean Cycle project and other innovative energy applications at this week’s Ecomondo international sustainable materials and energy trade fair in Rimini, Italy. The Clean Cycle generator is a new kind of ORC heat-to-power system for biomass boilers and landfill gas engines. Previously, ORC has been used to generate reliable power in larger-scale industrial facilities.

“Our biomass boiler system with GE’s Clean Cycle technology greatly enhances our factory’s industrial sustainability by allowing us to sell electricity to the regional grid, creating an important new revenue source,” said Bruno Silvestrin, owner of ICM. “This project illustrates our commitment to technological innovation within Italy’s home furnishings sector.”

“The boiler produces superheated water that is used to power the Clean Cycle generators, which then convert the heat from the boiler into 200 kW of net electrical energy. The Clean Cycle units also make it easier for ICM to amortize the cost of the boiler,” ICM’s Silvestrin added.

By recycling its wood waste to provide power and heat for the factory as well as power to the regional grid, ICM is actively supporting Italy’s national goal to increase the country’s renewable energy production to 17 percent by 2020.

Progeco s.r.l., the sales and service provider for GE’s Clean Cycle generators for biomass applications in Italy, sold and installed the two Clean Cycle heat-to-power generator units and associated equipment (piping, heat exchangers, cooling tower) at ICM’s factory in September 2012.

“Our Clean Cycle project with ICM underscores the need for smaller-scale ORC solutions for industrial facilities around the world as businesses seek to become more resource efficient and globally competitive,” said Francesco Dattilo, general manager, Southern Europe, Gas Engines for GE Power & Water.

GE’s portfolio of innovative distributed power solutions gives businesses and communities around the world the ability to generate reliable and efficient power using a variety of fuels anywhere, whether on or off the grid. GE’s distributed power solutions gives customers of all types–including industrial businesses, developing communities, government agencies managing disaster relief and other emergency power situations–the ability to generate reliable, sustainable power whenever and wherever it is needed. GE’s distributed power portfolio includes GE aeroderivative gas turbines, ecomagination-qualified Jenbacher and Waukesha gas engines and Clean Cycle waste heat recovery solutions.

Ecomagination is GE’s commitment to providing innovative solutions that maximize resources, drive economic performance and help make the world work better.

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2 Dec

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30 Nov

Crown Capital Management works with government bodies, international entities, private sectors and other non-governmental organizations in providing extensive information to the public, media and policymakers that are involved in addressing environmental issues and sustainable initiatives in a worldwide scale.

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Six Indonesia Companies Involved in Alleged $187 million Tax Fraud

26 Nov

Jakarta Globe reported. An Indonesian lawmaker announced on Friday that a Supreme Audit Agency

(BPK) allegedly implicated six companies in tax fraud totaling Rp 1.7 trillion ($187 million).

Companies were identified as follows, Permata Hijau Sawit, Asian Agri Group, Wilmar Nabati Indonesia,

Alfa Kurnia, INJ International and EMA Majokerto Hospital by a Markus Melkias Mekeng.

Markus Melkias Mekeng, House of Representatives Commission XI which overseas financial affairs

member said that the companies were identified following a Supreme Audit Agency (BKP) report.

Mekeng, longtime critic of the tax authority, said the commission would urge the House to form a

special committee to investigate the case and demand law enforcement officials thoroughly investigate

the case, which likely involves officials from the Directorate General of Taxation. He encourages the

house to investigate further to prosecute the officials from the Directorate General of Taxation who

were allegedly involved in the fraud scheme.

 “We all know that over the last three years the tax office has been unable to fulfill its collection target,

and one of the main causes is that their officials may be misusing their authority for personal interests,”

said the lawmaker, Markus.

It was not Markus’ first time fight against these tax violators, he started standing his grounds against

them long ago before these new issues became known, in May 2010, he called the dismissal of two

senior tax officials, including director general Mochamad Tjiptardjo, for what he called their “poor

performance” in handling cases involving companies Permata Hijau Sawit, Wilmar and Asian Agri.

The BPK opened an investigation and began an audit of tax office methods in June following the request

from Mekeng and Commission XI, specifically asking to look at the cases involving these companies,

among others.

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