Indonesia is not only the fourth-most populous country on the planet, it has also overcome numerous difficulties and challenging geography to become the world’s largest exporter of thermal coal. Between 2008 and 2013, production increased from 246 million tons to a remarkable 489 million tons. The majority of this – some 90 per cent – is used for municipal energy production and exported to China, India and other Asian states.
Indonesia is also home to PT Suprabari Mapanindo Mineral, a successful producer of thermal coal. In Central Kalimantan, almost 1,800 kilometres away from Jakarta, 500 tons of coal/spoil mixture are processed every hour to produce high-quality thermal coal using a sophisticated system solution from allmineral.