Ministry to continue biodiesel mixing despite low realization

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s renewable energy directorate general is optimistic it can maintain its policy of blending biodiesel with diesel fuel, despite the program’s realization remaining below target. Figures from the renewable energy office show that only 1.2 million kiloliters of biodiesel were blended during the first nine months of the year, far below the government’s initial target of blending 4 million kiloliters by the year’s end.

“The mandatory 10 percent blending is ongoing, though not as quickly as we’d expected, mostly because of a lack of supporting infrastructure such as facilities to carry the product, as well as blending and storage facilities,” said renewable energy director general Rida Mulyana.»