Jakarta, Indonesia -- Green energy solutions company Cascadiant Pte. Ltd. and Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi (BPPT), Indonesia’s agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, have expanded their R&D partnership by launching a second research facility in the new Baron Jogyakarta Technopark. The Baron facility is one of 100 Technoparks being developed by the Indonesian government and was launched in cooperation with the Jogyakarta government and supported by Jogyakarta Governor, Sultan Hamengku Buwono X.
With this third expansion, Cascadiant deployed its state-of-the-art methanol based fuel cell solution, and for the first time, will integrate a wind turbine application. In 2013, Cascadiant was the first company to fully integrate an off-grid commercial energy solution combining PV solar arrays and fuel cells.
The integrated fuel cell and wind turbine solution will use 100% domestically produced methanol to create 99.995% pure hydrogen cleanly and cheaply on site. By integrating fuel cells with wind turbines, the application showcases yet another standalone off-grid clean energy application.
Dr. Eniya Listiani Dewi, BPPT’s Deputy Chairperson of Technology for Agroindustry and Biotechnology (TAB) has spearheaded the fuel cell development partnership with Cascadiant for the past three years. “We have enjoyed our collaboration with Cascadiant, they have been a very supportive partner in both the provision of equipment and the transfer of technology.” Dr. Dewi added: “Together with Cascadiant we are hoping to reduce Indonesia’s industrial use of diesel generators for back-up power and move toward green energy sources that generate power from domestically produced feed stocks, such as hydrogen and methanol.”
According to Marshall Towe, Cascadiant Founder and CEO: “The worldwide wireless industry continues its unnecessary deployment of diesel generators. In fact the number of diesel generators deployed by wireless operators around the globe since just 2013 are now producing CO2 equivalent to over 20 million cars per year. This is simply not the right direction.” Towe continued: “We are extremely fortunate to work with BPPT’s very talent R&D teams to localize green technologies that will help Indonesia meet its carbon reduction goals, while at the same time developing its own domestic hydrogen economy.”