InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resource (MEMR) released the positive achievement in new renewable energy and energy conversion (NREEC) sub-sector in 2023. It was shown by the strong commitment of Indonesia to realize energy transition to sustainable and clean resources.
General Director in duty of NREEC, Jisman P. Hutajulu said that the government focused on to escalate and take advantages on NREEC to create clean and sustainable environment. This is the response to the needs on reducing fossil energy dependence, and maintain environmental conservation.
Hutajulu thought, palm oil biodiesel utilization achievement for domestic consumption reached 12,2 million kiloliters (Kl) in 2023. The numbers surpassed the target that reached 10,65 million Kl or 114,5%. The government actively did diversification in vegetable fuel by taking advantages on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) bio aviation turbine (Bioavtur) J2.4, bioethanol market test, and implementing specification and regulation for bioethanol gasoline that would be for domestic markets.
“The increasing biodiesel utilization would be crucial to realize energy security nationally and reduce green-house gas emission,” Hutajulu said in a press conference about the performance of NREEC in the midst of January 2024.
Not only that, the government has implemented co-firing program in 43 steam power plants of the total targets – 42 locations in 2023. The program involved biomass mixture, such as, sawdust, palm oil shell, and waste with coal as the fuel for steam power plants. This positively contributed to reduce the negative impacts for the environment from the steam power plants operational.
The positive achievement means that Indonesia is on the right tract to realize energy transition. By the strong commitment and concrete action, it is hoped Indonesia would actively play its roles to maintain sustainable environment and create the sustainable future energy. (T2)