InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The environmental and renewable fuel usage urged many industries to adjust. In addition, the fossil fuel usage is not environmental
It needs to get the alternative fuel which is more environmental when using it, namely for the commercial aeroplant, bio-aviation fuel in palm oil-base. It is the alternative of environmental fuel.
On Tuesday (10/4/2018) in Jakarta, Indonesian Palm Oil Association (IPOA) and Lion Air Group, signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) to do research, development, and test of bio-aviation fuel as the alternative fuel for the commercial planes.
Ambassador of Indonesia for Malaysia who is also founder of Lion Air, Rusdi Kirana, said, the commitment would accelerate the efforts to reduce fossil fuel usage dependance for the commercial planes. “And to increase the palm oil absorption in the domestic to be bio-aviation fuel,” he said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Tuesday (10/4/2018).
He also mentioned, the palm oil – base bio-aviation fuel usage would advance the national economy, in the context of palm oil industries that involve millions of smallholders and as Lion Air noted, the smallholders mostly go to others by the plane.
The Member of Advisory Board, IPOA, Franky O. Widjaja, said, through the partnership, it is potential to optimize palm oil as the renewable and environmental fuel. “The usage would not decrease the carbon emission only but increase the downstream industries, and absorb palm oil production produced by the smallholders in Indonesia,” he said.
For information, Indonesia plans to mix biofuel in aviation fuel reaching 3 percent and would be increasing in 2025 to be five percent.(T2)