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Govt to increase biodiesel mix to 25%

The Jakarta Post, 23 May 2018

The government is planning to issue a regulation on the production of 25% biodiesel (B25) early next year. Once issued, the policy will replace the current regulation on 20-percent biodiesel (B20) production. The 5% increase in biodiesel is expected to save $1 billion in oil imports a year, in addition to supporting clean energy. Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan said the ministry was in the process of drafting the regulation and dealing with biodiesel mix technicalities. With the B25 regulation, the ratio of biodiesel to petroleum diesel will be 25% to 75%. To support the new regulation, Jonan called on biodiesel makers to encourage diesel-engine manufacturers to support the policy. He suggested that biodiesel producers immediately hold a meeting with dieselengine manufacturers to come to an agreement over the B25 regulation.

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