Government Accelerates Use of B30 Biodiesel Fuels

President Joko Widodo has requested to accelerate use of B30 biodiesel fuels in order to reduce global economic pressure.

The Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto stated the statement after attending a meeting discussed issues concerning currency exchange and national economic updates chaired by President Joko Widodo at the Bogor Presidential Palace, (9/7/2018).

“The President wants that the use of 20% Biodiesel (B20) can be consistently implemented entirely and also requests to accelarate the use of 30% Biodiesel,” Airlangga said.

Ministry of Energi and Mineral Resources said that The President wants to speed up implementation  of 30% biodiesel mandatory program (B30) since B30 is initially projected to be introduced by 2020.

“Based on the regulation, B30 will be introduced by 2020. The President has requested us to carry out road test for B30. This could means the use of B30 is accelerated,” Said Rida Mulyana, Director General of Renewable Energy and Energy at The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, as quoted by Kumparan (10/7/2018). ***

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