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Palm Oil Gasoline Was Officially Launched: To Welfare Smallholders in Muba

Palm Oil Gasoline Was Officially Launched: To Welfare Smallholders in Muba

InfoSAWIT, MUBA – To highly deliver advantages for the people, District of Musi Banyuasin (Muba), South Sumatera Province has the will to make palm oil mill to be gasoline which is famously known as Bensin Sawit (Bensa).

In the visit to PT Pura Barutama Divisi Engineering, Tuesday (11/1/2022) – the factory to produce palm oil to be mill, Head of Regional Development Plan Agency of Muba, Iskandar Syahrianto said, the government is really serious to realize Bensa by taking Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). In fact, the district realized Industrial Vegetable Oil (IVO) integrated with smallholders’ plantations.

“We focus to IVO production to fulfill bensa and Pertamina’s needs in co-processing at Kilang Plaju,” Iskandar said as in the official page of District of Muba.

He also mentioned, the mill would have 1.000 liter per day – capacity. The material is about from IVO which is produced in Unit Musi Banyuasin from fresh fruit bunch (FFB) deriving from smallholders replanting program (SRP) in Sub district of Sungai Lilin and Keluang.

"Catalyst team of “Merah Putih” is led by Prof. Subagyo. The outcome of bensa would be tested to R2-R4 vehicles, and Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA) funds it,” he said.

Head in duty of Plantation Agency District of Muba, Akhmad Toyibir said that SRP long journey in Muba from upstream to downstream will deliver certainty to empower upstream sector to maintain productivity and strengthen smallholders to get better economy and would succeed national strategic program in Indonesia.

“As pilot project of SRP downstream development to be renewable energy, the launching to produce bensa with 1.000 liter per day – capacity is officially running at PT. Pura Barutama Kudus Mill,” he said.

The trial and test of IVO from SRP program to be bensa up to Ron 110 through catalyst technology, lasted for one year by ITB team and successfully got SNI8875:220 standard.

Regent in duty of Muba, Beni Hernedi delivered guarantee to support smallholders in the district through pro – independent smallholders’ program. SRP has been running in Muba and we keep doing other programs to welfare them,” Beni said. (T2)