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President: Biodiesel mix not yet optimal

Bisnis Indonesia, 21 July 2018

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo believed that the implementation of biodiesel mix in diesel is still not optimal yet although this policy can reduce crude oil import that reached 50% of the nation’s fuel demand. Jokowi explained that higher biodiesel consumption can also save $21 million of forex earnings per day. He instructed all related ministries to ensure all elements from upstream to downstream are ready to increase biodiesel consumption. More importantly is to ensure the safety and quality of Indonesia’s biodiesel as alternative fuel, he said.

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