We are heavily dependent upon fossil-based energy resources in our daily lives. These energy resources are used in household, industrial, and mobility. However, these energy resources bear several negative impacts in their transformation into energy. It releases high carbon dioxide (CO2), the main contributor to climate change, to the earth. In recent research published in Our World in Data, there is an increase of 85% in fossil fuel consumption in Indonesia over the last twenty years. It is therefore paramount to transition into renewable energy resources as they are readily available.

Renewable energy resources produce less carbon dioxide and are fairly economical and affordable compared to fossil-based energy. Cleaner, cheaper energy sources are need to support individuals and communities to be more resilient.

Balon Balon Ijo will provide local generation of clean, cheap energy utilizing the most abundant natural resource on Earth, water, and the power of the sun.

1 min Video Explanation

Video Credits

Long Version (10 min)

Green Hydrogen from the Sea

One of the renewable energy resources is hydrogen, clean natural gas that can be found in substances such as water and in other species.

Balon Balon Ijo, a hydrogen fuel cell extraction equipment powered by solar panels, was created by a team of engineers under the Balon Balon Ijo Project spearheaded by Cesar Jung-Harada to create better, and sustainable energy resources. Their hope is to contribute to minimizing the deteriorating impact of global climate change. Balon Balon Ijo, made mostly from a sustainable material, captures the water and separates the hydrogen atom material from seawater. The hydrogen is then turned into electricity in a fuel cell with the help of electric energy captured from the solar panels. The fuel cell's output can then be used for household use such as basic lighting, cooking, or to power electric bikes.   Balon Balon Ijo brings many advantages to its user. First and foremost, it brings economic advantages as it is more affordable than conventional fossil-based energy resources. Second, Indonesia is blessed with its abundant water supply, making it possible to mass-produce renewable energy resources without jeopardising the ecosystem of coastal or marine life. Last, it encourages people to participate in a sustainable lifestyle moving towards living with little or zero net emission.


The Balon Balon Ijo Project adopts the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana which espouses harmony and prosperity towards people and the environment.

Tri Hita Karana integrates perfectly with the three pillars of sustainability; economic, social and environmental.

Together with these foundations, the Balon Balon Ijo Project introduces global innovation to the Indonesian people and the world.

[Image from


Q1 What is Balon Balon Ijo?
Q2 Why Hydrogen?
Q3 How does it work? What can I use it for? How much power can the pods produce?
Q4 Where can this be set up?
Q5 Who is this for?
Q6 Can I get the pods now? Can I make one myself?
Q7 What are the costs?
Q8 Is this safe? Legal?
Q9 What is next?
Q10 How can I be kept informed of updates?

Balon Balon Ijo Against Fab Island Challenge Criteria

Does the project improve the well-being of the people involved?
Does the project support development of local communities?
Is the project using sustainable materials or circular principles?
Does the project rethink the application of technology?
Can the concept be replicated easily is other cities/countries?
Is the project using out-of-the-box methodologies?

Blog & Resources


Project Management

🦅Balon.Energy Project Management

Key Documents & Links

Resource map

Link to map

Current Collaborators

Active Collaborators

Past Collaborators

Past Collaborators


Big thanks to

So many people to thank!

Sponsors & Partners