INDONESIA-BIODIESEL FOR CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION, ENERGY SECURITY?
Sustainable biofuel, Pongamia pinnata seeds in Brisbane, Australia, Feb 2009. en.wikipedia.org
By Ichsan Saif and Wiko Saputra
The Jakarta Post-Nov 22
The development of biodiesel in Indonesia is entering a new phase. After setting various ambitious targets for mixing biodiesel and diesel through Energy and Mineral Resources Ministerial Regulation No. 12/2015 — but with very minimal achievements — the government is now trying to accelerate the fulfillment of its targets by enacting Presidential Regulation No. 66/2018 and Energy and Mineral Resources Ministerial Regulation No. 41 /2018.
These regulations are believed to be able to provide a stronger funding mechanism for biodiesel production in Indonesia, and have been in effect since September.
First published in: The Jakarta Post