April 20, 2021, 10.53 PM

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Minister of Research and Technology Bambang PS Brodjonegoro said the government is still preparing the development of nuclear power to generate electricity in the future.

As the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) head Bambang stressed the importance of nuclear power development to ensure sufficient electricity in the country. 

"We are still preparing for the development of nuclear technology. We have to ensure that in the future when the economy grows, there must be adequate electricity," Bambang told a press conference after the National Energy Council Meeting in the State Palace on Tuesday, April 20.

Therefore, preparations in terms of technology and safety of nuclear energy development need to be carried out. This is part of the five programs of the national research on new and renewable energy, he said. 

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Other research programs include the development of biofuels from palm oil, biogas, geothermal power plants, and electric batteries.

"The Ministry of Research and Technology/BRIN has launched several new and renewable energy research programs in the 2020-2024 roadmap," said Bambang.

"This (roadmap) is done to ensure the availability of energy as well as to change the composition of our energy towards new and renewable ones. We need to prepare for technological innovation because it’s very important," he added.

(Writer: Dian Erika Nugraheny | Editor: Dani Prabowo)

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/04/20/16422801/menristek-pemerintah-siapkan-pengembangan-energi-nuklir-untuk-listrik-masa

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