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Virtual 24.11.2020

Team Finland Workshop on Smart Energy with focus on Indonesia

The event consists of concept workshop and 1-on-1 meetings. 


Kindly register your attendance via the link below.

Register here


Further information


Ms. Helena Sarén
Head of Smart Energy Finland Program
Tel: +358 40 343 3324


Mr. Harry Dhavilla
Senior Advisor, Indonesia (+5h)
Tel: +62 21 576 1663


Ms. Hanna Valkonen
Project Manager Delegations
Tel: +358 41 533 7274

Email: firstname.lastname (at)

Indonesian citizens produce 175,000 tons of solid waste per day - equivalent of 66.5 million tons last year, according to the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Waste to Energy was included to the National Strategic Program in 2018, and therefore, Indonesia’s Presidential Decree pushes the construction of new waste to energy facilities across the country, valuing up to EUR 1.5 billion in total.

Together with Smart Energy Finland and Bio-Circular Economy Program, Business Finland is organizing a virtual workshop on November 24, 2020 at 08:00 – 11:30 (Helsinki time) to boost cooperation between Finnish companies and Indonesian authorities as well as local partners. The event is tailored for companies that work in the field of Municipal Solid Waste Management (including Plastics), Waste to Energy (W2E) or Landfill Gas.

1-on-1 meetings

In addition to the workshop, 1-on-1 meetings are organized between the Indonesian municipalities and Finnish companies to facilitate more direct discussions.


08:00–11:30 (Helsinki time, EET)
13:00–16:30 (Jakarta time, WIB / +5h)

Welcome words from Mr. Mika Lintilä,  Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland

Executive remark by Ambassador Jari Sinkari, Embassy of Finland in Jakarta

Introduction of the workshop by Harry Dhavilla, Senior Advisor, Business Finland

Roadmap of Smart Energy Development from Finland by Helena Sarén, Head of Smart Energy Program, Business Finland

Remarks from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
Mr. Ir. Dadan Kusdiana, Director General of New Energy, Renewable and Energy Conservation (tbc)

Keynote remarks by a local institution: Jakarta Environmental Agency (tbc)

Concepts of using Municipal Solid Waste for New Value Generation: 

09:00–09:15 Session I: Waste to Energy by Mr. Jussi Orhanen, Valmet; Mr.Rami Hakala, BMH Technology and Mr. Kimmo Tuppurainen, Watrec

09:15–09:30 Session II: Landfill Gas by Mr. Mikko Saalasti, Doranova

09:30–09:45 Session III: Marine Plastic Waste by Mr. Anssi Mikola, Riverrecycle Oy

09:45–09:55 Q & A Session followed by closing off the first part of the program and instructions for 1-on-1 meetings

09:55–10:00 Break

10:00–11:30 Pre-arranged 1-on-1 meetings

 Why Indonesia?

Waste to Energy being included to the Indonesia's National Strategic Program, new W2E facility projects are getting a lot of attention. This has given hope that also other waste related challenges in the country could be improved.

There are 450 landfills all across Indonesia that operate in less technologically advanced conditions but have a great potential to be operated in more efficient and productive way as well as to be utilized to produce electricity.

Another related challenge is marine plastic waste: The government’s target is to reduce 70% of plastic waste in the oceans by 2025. There are no ready solutions to localize, collect and recycle marine plastic waste, creating a big opportunity for Finnish companies to enter the market with a new solution.

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Who should attend?

This workshop is tailored for Finnish companies that work in the field of Municipal Solid Waste Management (including Plastics), Waste to Energy (W2E) or Landfill Gas. Your company may already be present in Indonesia or the area is in your focus in the future.

Companies that are interested in the topic, however, not currently looking for B2B opportunity, are also warmly welcome to participate.

Attendance to the workshop is free of charge, however, requires a binding pre-registration via the link below.