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Biodiesel for climate change mitigation, energy security?

  • Ichsan Saif and Wiko Saputra

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Jakarta   /   Thu, November 22, 2018   /  10:06 am
Biodiesel for climate change mitigation, energy security? A 20-percent blended biodiesel (B20) gas station (Courtesy of/The Indonesian Palm Oil Producers Association (Gapki) )

The development of biodiesel in Indonesia is entering a new phase. After setting various ambitious targets for mixing biodiesel and diesel through Energy and Mineral Resources Ministerial Regulation No. 12/2015 — but with very minimal achievements — the government is now trying to accelerate the fulfillment of its targets by enacting Presidential Regulation No. 66/2018 and Energy and Mineral Resources Ministerial Regulation No. 41 /2018. 

These regulations are believed to be able to provide a stronger funding mechanism for biodiesel production in Indonesia, and have been in effect since September.

The government claims that meeting the 20 percent biodiesel mixture target ( B20 ) will increase the share of renewable energy in the nation’s energy consumption by 15 percent. In addition, this acceleration will reduce the current account de...

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