Ecosystem Restoration as a Part of Energy & Environmental Life Cycle Contribution for Socio-Cultural Sustainability in Trubaindo Coal Mining, Indonesia


This paper discusses the ecosystem restoration efforts conducted by TCM, one of the coal mines operating in West Kutai, East Borneo. The activities conducted by TCM starting from initiatives in managing good mining practices and are based on the principles of sustainable environmental management. Restoration efforts start with a simple step, namely, replanting the post-mining area by adding value to the socio-cultural-economic environment of the local community. This principle is used for various activities of TCM, ranging from Life Cycle Assessment, Energy Efficiency, Emission Reduction, B3 and Non-B3 Waste Management, Water Efficiency and Wastewater Load Reduction, to Biodiversity Protection which is all Community Empowerment based. Some of the programs presented in this paper include life cycle inventory efforts with a cradle-to-grave system for the coal extraction cycle to its use as fuel in metal smelting until it becomes ready products and its post-use. Then in mining activities, energy efficiency related to hauling distances, also associated with emission reductions. In addition, efforts to reduce B3 waste through recycling used oil waste amounting to 5 tons and reusing non-B3 waste type conveyor belts from mining activities as well. In water efficiency, runoff water also functions for watering the mine road by 1000 m3. It directly reduces the amount of water flow in the settling pond, reducing the processing load. Then efforts were made to plant local endemic tree species in the reclamation area and developed in cultural-based community empowerment activities at the Lou Bentian Lamin House, inaugurated at 1st Semester of 2021.

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Dewi Permatasari, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Sony Herlambang, Trubaindo Coal Mining, Indonesia
Sri Handayani, Trubaindo Coal Mining, Indonesia
Jones Silas, Trubaindo Coal Mining, Indonesia
Budhi Cahyono, Trubaindo Coal Mining, Indonesia
Wahyu Harjanto, Trubaindo Coal Mining, Indonesia

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Conference: ACSEE2021
Stream: Economic Sustainability: Environmental Challenges and Economic Growth

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