InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – To escalate biodiesel mixture in palm oil – base to diesel for about 40% or famously known as B40, on Wednesday (27/7/2022) the government through Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resource (EMR) is implementing B40 road test.
Minister of EMR, Arifin Tasrif said the road test (uji jalan) is final series of road test as the consideration to implement B40 and to guarantee biodiesel advantage to run well.
Meanwhile, General Director of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conversion, Ministry of EMR, Dadan Kusdiana, the road test would involve 12 vehicles that would go through 50 thousand kilometers. He told, 6 (six) diesel – vehicles less than 3,5 tons would go through the daily road target about 560 kilometers and the total 50.000 kilometers.
“6 (six) diesel vehicles more than 3,5 tons within daily road target about 400 kilometers and the total 40.000 kilometers," Dadan said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Wednesday (27/7/2022).
He also mentioned, the road test of B40 would cover about the handling and analysis of fuel consumption, quality test of fuel and lubricants, work test in the dynamometer chases, merit rating test of vehicles’ component, and vehicle stability test. (T2)