InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - PT Pertamina (Persero) together with Research, Development Agency and Mineral Resource, Palm oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA), PT Pupuk Indonesia and Institut teknologi Bandung (ITB) would encourage the construction of pilot project vegetable fuel factory, biohydrocarbon in the location of Pupuk Sriwijaya factory in Palembang, South Sumatera.
The factory would produce biohydrocarbon diesel, precisely bio-avtur that would be used to property test, static test, and flight test. The pilot project factory is designed within 1.000 liter capacity of diesel biohydrocarbon or bioavtur per day.
Vice President Corporate Communication, PT. Pertamina, Fajriyah Usman said that after signing the memorandum of understanding (MoU), PT. Pertamina and ITB would arrange the plans and study, monitor, technical and legal evaluation to the research until the technology commercial to optimize the vegetable fuel advantage development.
“Besides arranging the plans, PT. Pertamina and the other four institutions would confirm the human resources, technology, and science experts among the institutions,” he said, as in the official statement from the company which InfoSAWIT recently got.
Fajriyah also mentioned that the pilot project factory is designed to process the material, such as, the industrial vegetable oil to be biohydrocarbon diesel and industrial lauric oil to be bioavtur.
“The construction and the operational of the pilot project factory would spend about Rp 75 billion per year,” he said. (T2)