Indonesia’s B40 stalls amid coronavirus

April 5, 2020 |

In Indonesia, Argus Media reports that the country is delaying implementation of its 40% biodiesel blending (B40) program indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic. Trials were due to begin in March with a roll-out planned for 2021.

“The government is eager to push higher blending mandates to reduce reliance on expensive foreign oil and support the domestic palm oil industry that is facing barriers to export from the EU,” according to Argus Media. “But the ministry of energy and mineral resources said that there are “still issues” with the current B30 programme that must be resolved before moving towards B40, although increasing the blending rate is still a working target.”


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