Small and Medium Industries

Industri kecil pengeringan ikan

Process of drying fish

For the entire temperature range of geothermal fluids, whether steam or water, can be used for industrial applications. A wide variety of utilizations in industrial applications include process heating, evaporation, drying, distillation, sterilization, washing, melting ice, and salt extraction. Other examples are bottling water and carbonate drinks, paper and vehicle parts production, oil extraction, pasteurization of milk, leather industry, chemical extraction, and borate and boric acid production.
Production of palm sugar is also one of the direct use of geothermal energy. Other samples found in the daily activities are drying, heating, manufacturing of greenhouses and thermal baths.
Masarang palm sugar factory is one such example in Lahendong. It was established in 2004, in cooperation with PT. Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) and the Masarang Foundation. This plant has helped over 6,285 palm farmers in processing of palm sugar products.

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