Indonesia’s government plans to expand biodiesel subsidies to cover consumption of palm oil-blended fuels by the mining sector this year as part of ambitious plans to develop the energy source, an energy ministry official said on Thursday.
The subsidy for a programme known as B20 – referring to a blended fuel with 20 percent biodiesel content – has previously only been available to the power sector and to fuels sold to the public by PT Pertamina and PT AKR Corporindo.
“By considering funds available…for the time being we will intensify the use of biodiesel in the mining industry,” said Rida Mulyana, director general of renewable energy at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry. Read More…
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