JAKARTA. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) will test the 30% biodiesel (B30), after successfully increasing biodiesel consumption by 45% in 2018.
Agung Pribadi, Head of the Communication, Public Information Services, and Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, said that he was optimistic about the B30 test. The reason, said Pribadi, was that he had successfully tested B20 on vehicles before. "There is no country that uses B20, except Indonesia," said Pribadi on Sunday (14/4), in writing.
During 2018, domestic consumption of biodiesel products rose by 45% because the government began implementing B20 policies. This policy is also supported by the provision of incentives from the government, to close the difference between the Market Index Price (HIP) of biodiesel and diesel products.
In the B30 test, the government will cooperate with a number of parties to gain international standard results. Starting from BPPT, Aprobi, Gaikindo, to PT Pertamina (Persero). "It is expected to give positive results," said Pribadi. (KR/AR)