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Environmentalists rally for 'clean biofuel' in S. Sumatra

  • Yulia Savitri and Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Palembang/Jakarta   /   Sat, January 11 2020   /  01:50 am

Several environmental watchdogs in South Sumatra have kick-started yet another campaign aimed at raising public awareness on eco-friendly biofuel use amid concerns over palm oil companies’ cavalier attitude toward the environment.The Clean Biofuel for All civil coalition is among the NGOs that are rallying against a number of B20 diesel fuel suppliers of state-owned energy giant Pertamina, whose rap sheet allegedly includes land clearing and triggering forest fires to make room for oil palm plantations in the region.“We are currently monitoring the implementation of the B20 and B100 biofuel use policy, as well as improving public understanding of the biofuel supply chain,” said Afek, a representative of the Clean Biofuel for All coalition on the sidelines of a campaign in Palembang, South Sumatra, on Dec. 13, 2019.Data from the coalition and the South Sumatra Green Circle Collectiv...