BPPT Develops E-waste Recycling Technology



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Assessment and Application of Technology Agency (BPPT) in tandem with the Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) is currently developing a technology to recycle electronic waste or e-waste, including battery.

    “BPPT drafts and design the process and the factory too. We collaborate with KLHK,” said the agency’s deputy of energy and material industry unit, Eniya L. Dewi, in the 2019 Indonesia Electronic Motor Show (IEMS) in Balai Kartini, Jakarta, Wednesday, September 4.

    Eniya explained her agency had discussed the management of hazardous and toxic waste (B3 waste) with Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan in a meeting.

    The session was held following the discovery of a battery factory in Morowali, Central Sulawesi that produced B3 waste.

    The ministry, she underlined, will soon pass the regulation on the e-waste management.

    She went on to say that the issue has always been brought up during the 2019 IEMS, which is held by the BPPT with the support of various institutions and ministries.

    The 2019 IEMS presents a vary of electric vehicle (EV), including electric cars, electric bike, and components.

    The BPPT head Hammam Riza said the exhibition aimed at increasing the public awareness on the importance of using an eco-friendly vehicle.