Indonesian researchers creating consortium to promote 2G biofuels

October 9, 2018 |

In Indonesia, Tempo reports that the Indonesian Institute of Sciences is seeking partners for a consortium that will work to develop and implement second generation ethanol production in the country as a way to reduce fossil fuel imports as well as use up the abundant amount of crop waste available nationwide. Empty fruit bunches from the country’s significant oil palm industry could be a key feedstock, where just 20% of the annual EFB waste could provide 104 million GJ equivalent to oil fuel requirement of 3 million cars a year. The institute estimates about 150 liters of ethanol can be produced from 1 metric ton of EFB.

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