Pertamina Claims Mandatory Biodiesel Has Been 80 Percent

By : Ahmad Fadli Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, September 18 2018 - 17:00 IWST

Ilustrasi Biodiesel 20 Persen (B20)
Ilustrasi Biodiesel 20 Persen (B20)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Mandatory diesel mix and 20% palm oil or 20% biodiesel (B20) by PT Pertamina (Persero) has reached 80%, starting from the beginning of the year. The expansion of the program is known to have been carried out since early September for various sectors, such as heavy equipment.

Pertamina Logistics, Supply Chain & Infrastructure Director Gandhi Sriwidodo said during the period from January to September 14, 2018, Pertamina had used FAME for the Solar mixture of around 1.8 million KL or 80% of the target for the current period, which was around 2.265 million KL.

"Pertamina always makes maximum efforts and is fully committed to carrying out every assignment given by the government. Including being a driving force in the B20 mandatory program, "Gandhi was quoted as saying in a press release monitoring activities for B20 expansion, at the Kabil BBM Terminal, Batam.

He added, mixing FAME into diesel fuel is not a new thing for Pertamina. Since a few years ago, Pertamina has implemented it for PSO diesel fuel.

The same opportunity, ESDM Ministry's Oil and Gas Director General Djoko Siswanto conveyed the same thing. In fact, he believes the target can be met by the end of the year. "In our monitoring of the B20 expansion achieved by Pertamina, 80% of the target for the current period, I am optimistic that it can reach 100% by the end of 2018," said Djoko.

The B20 mandatory program launched by the government aims to accelerate the use of green energy while saving foreign exchange, by reducing the potential for import of diesel fuel. The steps taken are to encourage the mixing of FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Ester) both for Diesel Fuel and PSO (Public Service Obligations / Subsidies) as well as non-PSO.

"I hope that Pertamina will implement this program in earnest, which in turn can reduce diesel imports and impact foreign exchange savings," Djoko concluded.

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