Licin Startup Invites People to Care for the Environment
On the other hand, it is not uncommon for housewives to admit that it is difficult to process used cooking waste that is produced on a daily basis. Departing from that unrest, to coincide with the 76th anniversary of Indonesia’s independence, Licin startup has officially been launched to the public.
As the country with the largest population in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is certainly not free from problems regarding waste and waste. One of them is the problem of used cooking oil waste or used cooking oil.
Based on data from The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), in 2019, Indonesia produced 157 million liters of cooking oil waste from household, home industries, restaurants and hotels.
This figure is predicted to continue to increase in line with the growth of industry and population in Indonesia.
Unfortunately, used cooking oil that can be collected in Indonesia has only reached 3 million kiloliters or only 18.5 percent of the total national consumption of palm cooking oil.
Licin is here as an effort to process cooking oil waste from households or the F&B sector to be processed into biodiesel, said Efang Sofian, as the leader of Licin.
In addition, this startup from Semarang also offers solutions that provide benefits for its users.
Through this service, used cooking oil can be exchanged for cash, bottled water products and gold. Currently, the Licin service can be used at this time with an exchange rate of IDR 5,000 per liter.
People Can Exchange Cooking Oil Waste through Licin Website
To exchange used cooking oil for some of these products, users simply register on the Licin page, then make a request to collect the used oil without a minimum volume.
The waste that has been collected will be reprocessed into biodiesel. We and our partners have also received official certification from the European Commission through the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification, he added.
For approximately three months from the first soft launch to the management process, Licin has collected 2,500 kg of cooking oil waste. The startup also collaborates with the Infaq Bank created by Sandiaga Uno to provide a waste-based infaq collection program.
Since the first soft launch until this management process, LICIN has collected (2500 kg) of cooking oil waste for (3 months) since June 2021, said Efang.
Carrying the tagline Jelantah Becomes Blessing and the campaign Help Mother Reach Blessings, Alms, and Trust, LICIN also collaborates with the Infaq Bank created by Sandiaga Uno to provide a waste-based infaq collection program.
To exchange used cooking oil for some of these products, users only have to register via the LICIN page, namely https://licin.love. Then make a request to take the used oil.
Waste that has been collected will be reprocessed into BioDiesel. Licin together with partners have also received official certification from the European Commission through the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification.
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Holds Workshop on Waste to Energy Management
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources held the APEC Workshop on Community Based Waste to Energy Management for four days on 27-30 July 2021.
This workshop presented speakers from Japan, Sweden, Malaysia, Korea, England, as well as work units, academics and waste management business actors in Indonesia.
This workshop was also attended by representatives of APEC countries. In total there were more than 300 participants who participated in this event.
Director-General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Dadan Kusdiana said that the implementation of waste management activities for energy utilization supports the government’s mission to develop renewable energy in Indonesia.
It will contribute to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the APEC area. Dadan said the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources supports the efforts of participating parties in implementing the waste management program for energy.
Although currently Indonesia is still struggling to deal with waste management problems on a large scale, waste management initiatives implemented on a small scale have proven to contribute positively to waste management.