The Domestic Biogas Program (BIRU) involves multi parties from various groups including construction partners or commonly called the Construction Partner Organization (CPO). As a party directly involved in reactor construction and training of biogas users, CPO has an important role in ensuring the sustainability of the reactor and biogas sector in Indonesia. In order to provide assistance to CPO in meeting the challenges and constraints of the biogas sector, Rumah Energi develops entrepreneurial skills and capacity of biogas SMEs in the four provinces that have the highest demand and performance, namely Central Java and Yogyakarta, East Java, NTB, and South Sulawesi. Specifically, on the supply side, there will be four CPOs from the four provinces mentioned above who will be given incentives to promote biogas on commercial terms and be supported to develop better services and financial security.
In an effort to create a more resilient CPO, Rumah Energi has partnered with Kinara, a consulting organization that focuses on business incubation and acceleration using a social entrepreneurship approach. In this scenario, Kinara will create a module and provide Training of Trainers (ToT) to Rumah Energi staff who are responsible for this project, namely the Quality Inspector (QI) as business development assistants in the RESCO Project.
This activity is carried out with 2 methods, namely:
1. Two-way learning
Trainers as participants will be encouraged to share their findings and experiences working with RESCO in their provinces in terms of business management challenges and opportunities.
2. Practical sessions
The trainer will practice their new knowledge and skills during the training session.
CPOs are expected to be mature in business, namely having the right business plan, business management skills including human resources and financial management, as well as strong network and marketing plans. Together with other technical aspects and the supporting environment, this plan is expected to create a sustainable and viable market for Indonesia’s domestic biogas sector. Several activities have been carried out in this project, namely CPO selection, needs assessment, and coordination meetings.