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Govt Ready to Implement B40 Program in 2020

Suci Sedya Utami, Christopher Harindra • 28 January 2020 12:10
Jakarta: The government plans to accelerate the B40 biodiesel progra, this year. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) is targeting this year's biodiesel uptake to be as much as 10 million kiloliters (KL).
"If the trial is indeed okay and its is supported by sufficient production capacity, then B40 can be distributed," The ESDM Ministry's Bioenergy Director Andriah Feby Misna said here on Monday, January 27, 2020.
"Basically, it depends on the results of the first trial," said Feby.
Meanwhile, biodiesel uptake is targeted to be still around 10.2 million KL next year. Furthermore, biodiesel uptake is expected to significantly increase to 14.2 million KL in 2022, 14.6 million KL in 2023, and 17.4 million KL in 2024.

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The implementation of the program is an effort towards achieving the renewable energy mix target of 23 percent by 2025. Based on data from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the share of renewable energy is targeted to reach 13.4 percent this year, 14.5 percent in 2021, 15.7 percent in 2022, 17.9 percent in 2023, and 19.5 percent in 2024.
It also has calculated the distribution of bioethanol. However, his party could not confirm how much bioethanol can be distributed. This is because bioethanol production capacity is still limited and the price is quite high. So far, only two industries have produced bioethanol.
"It's just because the price is still high, there is no incentive, so it is still not effective" said Feby.

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