Jakarta – The government needs to plan for recycling electric vehicle batteries so as not to cause environmental problems amid efforts to encourage the use of vehicles with energy-efficient and low-emission engines that are powered by electricity, according to National Energy Council (DEN) member As Natio Lasman.
The government plans to stop selling cars and motorbikes with oil-fuelled engines in 2040 and 2050 respectively. This is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to develop battery-based electric motorised vehicles (KLBB) and battery energy storage systems (BESS) with domestic technology.
According to Lasman, electric vehicle batteries play an important role in Indonesia’s energy transition. According to him, the use of batteries for the energy and transport sectors will be huge.
“In the future, how can we manage a good environment by recycling batteries as well,” he said at the coordination meeting to accelerate the development of the national battery industry ecosystem for battery-based electric motorised vehicles and the work plan for preparing policy recommendations for the development of the BESS ecosystem.
The coordination meeting also included representatives from the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), the Directorate General of Taxes (DJK) of the Ministry of Finance, the KEBTKE Survey and Testing Centre of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Pertamina Patra Niaga Cirebon, and the DEN Secretariat General Team. (Hartatik)