Printer Friendly

Indonesian Officials Discuss Biodiesel Development.

Local officials in Jakarta, Indonesia recently reported that the city plans to pursue the development of biodiesel as an alternative vehicle fuel in an effort to reduce area pollution.

"We have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) to develop biodiesel for use in Jakarta," said Jakarta Environmental Management Agency (BPLHD) head Kosasih Wirahadikusumah during a recent biodiesel seminar. "We also plan to cooperate with Riau provincial administration as it has a biodiesel plant."

Officials said Indonesian Biodiesel Forum official Tatang Soerawidjaja noted at the same seminar that Indonesia has more than "50 kinds of plants for biodiesel raw materials."

"There is the potential to develop a commercial industry in this country," said Tatang, maintaining that it should not prove difficult from either a development or financial standpoint to establish a local biodiesel plant.


Copyright (c) 2003 by EIN Publishing, Inc.
COPYRIGHT 2004 BCC Research
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2004 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Alternative Transportation Fuels Today
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:9INDO
Date:Jan 13, 2004
Previous Article:Suncor Funding for Ontario Ethanol Plant.
Next Article:Indian Authorities Extend Deadline for CNG, LPG Conversions.

Related Articles
Canadian Project to Demonstrate Biodiesel Use in Ships.
North Carolina Zoo Receives First Shipment of Biodiesel.
American Lung Association takes a look at biodiesel and air quality.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |