InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – In 2022 the mandatory biodiesel program up to 30% to diesel or B30 was successful. Coordinator Ministry in Economy calculated, the implementation of B30 could absorb more than 10,5 million kiloliters of crude palm oil (CPO).
The program also saved exchange up to about US$ 8,34 billion or equal to more than Rp 122 trillion. B30 also hired more than 1,3 million men, reduced green-house gas emission about 27,8 million tons of CO2.
In 2023, the government escalates the program to be B35 which covers available supply, incentive program (CPO and its derivative levy which Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA) managed, monitoring and evaluation in phase.
Deputy in Food and Agribusiness Coordination Coordinator Ministry in Economy, Musdhalifah Machmud hoped, every party could join together to execute the government’s policy and support the policies about B35.
“It is about not energy mix only but also about to support new employment, reduce green-house gas emission, save exchange to recover fossil energy from other countries. We would do realize blue energy for our people to breath better air,” she said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT recently. (T2)