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Controversial 'Blue Energy' was just diesel: BPPT chairman

  • Abdul Khalik

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 3 2008   /  01:06 am

The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) says it has concluded the "blue energy" reportedly invented by Joko Suprapto was just diesel. The technology authority told a press briefing Monday that the real blue energy, or fuel developed from water, was being studied and currently considered too expensive to replace fossil fuels. State Minister of Research and Technology Kusmayanto Kadiman, who also heads the BPPT, said the agency's research discovered that the chemical contents of Joko's fuel were no different from those of Pertamina's diesel sold on the market. "The 'blue energy' is nothing extraordinary, as it is just a form of hydrocarbon or fossil fuel," he said. The research, conducted between January and February, also said that separating hydrogen from oxygen in water, through electrolysis, and then turning h...