InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – On Friday (6 / 7/ 2018), Coordinator Ministry in Economy did coordination meeting to discuss about increasing the biodiesel absorption target.
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ignasius Jonan who also attended the meeting told that the biodiesel mixture to diesel would be about to increase to be 30% - for all the time, the mixture is still 20%, including to PT KAI (Kereta Api Indonesia).
He also mentioned, his side suppports the mixture of FAME (biodiesel) to diesel. In additiion, the mandatory is to Public Service Obligation (PSO) and the biodiesel usage would be expanded to non PSO.
So he asked that theAsosiasi Produsen Biofuel Indonesia (Aprobi) to be ready to produce biodiesel up to B30. Aprobi and Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Transportation should discuss ore about the B30 usage plan.
Now the B20 mixture usage is being tested to Train (kereta api). The mechine of train is being discussed about the ability to absorb B30. He also proposed, the test should be running without asking the permission or agreement from the companies making the locomotive, they are, GE and EMD. “This is about to reduce the pollution from the vehicle, and the government’s commitment to reduce the pollution,” Jonan said. (T2)