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Jakarta Post

Nationwide trial of B30 biodiesel to start in November

  • Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 15 2019   /  02:03 am

A nationwide commercial trial on the distribution of the 30 percent blended biodiesel (B30) is expected to begin this month as part of preparations for the mandatory use of the palm-oil-based biodiesel starting January.Biofuel producers and Pertamina, which is Indonesia’s largest fuel retailer, said they were ready for such a trial to determine the readiness of distribution, transportation and storage facilities to begin the mandatory use of the B30 biodiesel fuel, a diesel fuel blended with 30 percent palm-based biofuel.The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry's bioenergy director, Andriah Feby Misna, told The Jakarta Post that her office was still calculating the allocation of key biofuel ingredients, fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), for the production of the B30 biofuel.The government will have to increase this year’s quota for subsidized FAME, which is currently fixed at 6.6 mil...