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Hopes high Red and White Catalyst will boost biofuel production

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

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Bandung, West Java   /   Mon, September 9, 2019   /  06:57 pm
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Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution (center).(Antara/Indrianto Eko Suwarso)

Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution has urged researchers to complete a study on a new chemical catalyst expected to become a key ingredient in ramping up domestic biofuel production. Pertamina Research and Technology Center – owned state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina – has supported the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) to develop the so-called Red and White Catalyst. The substance, the name of which is a nod to the Indonesian flag, can accelerate the chemical conversion of palm oil into biofuels. The use of the catalyst, combined with the policy that mandates the use of fuel with 30 percent biodiesel content ( B30 ) would lower Indonesia’s oil imports and create a new market for its crude palm oil, Darmin said. “What can we solve with such big policies? This is it. Biodiesel, green diesel, products we are preparing. This is why we c...