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More studies needed for B30 despite positive test results

  • Arya Dipa and Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung/Jakarta   /   Mon, September 2 2019   /  02:10 am
Road test: Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan (center) fills up on palm-based biofuel during the launch of a road test for the use of 30 percent blended biodiesel (B30) in Jakarta on June 13. (JP/Budi Sutrisno)(center) fills up on palm-based biofuel during the launch of a road test for the use of 30 percent blended biodiesel (B30) in Jakarta on June 13. (JP/Budi Sutrisno)

Road test: Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan (center) fills up on palm-based biofuel during the launch of a road test for the use of 30 percent blended biodiesel ( B30 ) in Jakarta on June 13. (JP/Budi Sutrisno)The road tests for 30 percent blended biodiesel ( B30 ) are underway. Despite positive results and a decrease of emissions, experts are calling on the government to ensure that the policy works to support the industry and to solve fossil fuel-related problems. The interim results of B30 road tests show less significant changes in the power of vehicles and a decrease of emissions, according to a researcher from the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, Maharani Dewi SolikhahThe tests showed that vehicles using B30 produced emissions of 1.3 to 1.4 grams per kilometer of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, less than the maximum 1.5 grams allowed....