For peat's sake

Published: Wednesday 30 April 1997

With its total peatland extending over 26 million ha, Indonesia has the world's fourth largest reserves of peat. This Indonesian peat has a calorific value of 22 mega joules per kg. Experts say that at an average depth of six metres, the peat produced from an area of this size can provide 15,000 mega watt hour of power.

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