The Palm Scribe

Government levels up use of biofuel in power generation

The Jakarta Post, 8 January 2019

The government will boost the use of biofuel in power generation as part of the policy to reduce oil imports. For this purpose, the government will ask state electricity company PLN to soon convert its diesel-fueled power plants into biodiesel-fueled power plants. In addition, the government will also issue a regulation allowing private biodiesel-fueled power producers to sell power to PLN.

Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Director General Rida Mulyana said increasing the utilization of bioenergy is one of the ministry’s priorities this year. Meanwhile, the ministry’s Bioenergy Director Andriah Feby Misna said transforming PLN’s diesel-fueled plants into 100% palm oil-based power plants could take two years.

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