About Yayasan Rumah Energi (YRE)
Yayasan Rumah Energi (YRE) was established in 2012 as a response to the need for better access to affordable food and energy and to address unsustainable use of fossil fuels and the impact of climate change, helping people to get a better grip on their natural resources.
The Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme is an initiative of Hivos and SNV. Closely working with the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the programme is implemented by YRE with funds made available by EnDev (Energising Development), the Norwegian Embassy and partners in promoting access to a modern and sustainable form of renewable energy for rural people. The Indonesian Domestic Biogas Programme (IDBP) is in Indonesia better known as the BIRU programme; an acronym of Biogas Rumah, or ‘biogas for the home’. BIRU aims to promote the use of biodigesters as a local, sustainable, energy source by developing the market while working towards the development of a commercial, market-oriented sector, leading to the creation of jobs. Starting in May 2009 with financial support from the Netherlands Embassy and as of March 2018, BIRU has built more than 22,000 biogas digesters in nine provinces in Indonesia.