Indonesian Officials Discuss Biodiesel Development.
"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.
(JAKARTA POST: 1/9)
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|Date:||Jan 13, 2004|
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