Triple benefit to reduce greenhouse gas

Summary Public Consultation on Soot-free Urban Bus Fleet in the Greater Jakarta

Pullman Hotel Jakarta, May 2 – 3, 2019


On May 2-3, 2019, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and Komite Penghapusan Bensin Bertimbel (KPBB) organized a National Public Consultation on “Triple-Benefit to Reduce Greenhouse Gas, Improve Air Quality and Rise Economic Benefits” at Pullman Hotel Jakarta. The event is set up in collaboration with the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), city government of Jakarta, the Greater Jakarta Transport Authority (BPTJ), and Trans Jakarta.  The discussion topics covered government support, policy, and technical options to achieve soot-free bus fleet in the Greater Jakarta, industry readiness with its technological options, and the energy supply for soot-free bus.

Day 1 of the consultation was opened by a series of keynote speeches. Ahmad Safrudin (KPBB) introduced the program on soot-free urban bus fleets in the Greater Jakarta. Prof. Soetanto Soehodo (DKI Jakarta) stated government’s support for soot-free urban bus fleets development. Dr. Ikhwan Hakim (Bappenas) stated that it was an honor that all government officials clearly stated fully support on soot-free bus implementation in the Greater Jakarta and suggested incorporating the soot-free bus program into National Development Medium-Long term Planning (RPJMN) from 2020-2024.

The opening session was followed by a panel discussion with four speakers– Ms. Zifei Yang (ICCT), Mr. Daud Joseph (Trans Jakarta), Mr. Sigit Irfansyah (MOT), and Mr. Bambang Prihartono (BPTJ). The panelists shared global status and experience on soot-free bus deployment, progress of bus fleets improvement in Greater Jakarta area, MOT’s efforts in finalizing the regulation on type approval test and certification of electric bus, and the support from BPTJ on electric bus trial.

On day 2, the first panel focused on “Industry Readiness for Soot free Engine Technology”, moderated by Mega Kusumaningkatma (ICCT) and three speakers– Mr. Mathias Ahlin (Scania), Mr. Puryanto (Mobil Anak Bangsa) and Mr. Herry Iskandar (BYD). Scania affirmed that its technology is readily available for supporting soot-free bus deployment, including Euro VI diesel, CNG, and electric buses. Mobil Anak Bangsa presented very comprehensive initiatives and procedure among all key government agencies. BYD introduced its buses that are already on the road and operated on the IMF and World Bank event in Bali, in last October 2018. The second panel focused on “Energy Options for Soot free Urban Bus Fleets”. Mr. Kusdi Widodo (Pertamina Gas) and Ms. Indira (PLN) presented the support from fuel providers to fulfill CNG and electricity demand for soot-free urban bus fleets.

The event ended with a working group discussion, facilitated by Ahmad Safrudin, on the following steps and recommendation for soot-free bus in the Greater Jakarta. The recommendations included creating a roadmap of soot-free bus and continue facilitating discussion through public consultation to advance the deployment of soot-free buses. The ultimate goal of this series of consultations is to generate draft policy matrix to regulate electric bus and develop action for soot-free bus deployment.


Speakers at a soot-free bus event in Jakarta May 2019
Speakers at the event
Zifei Yang speaking Jakarta
Zifei Yang discussing soot-free buses


Zifei Yang