JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – The Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry will allocate 6.2 million kilolitres (kl) of biodiesel in 2019.
The Directorate General for New, Renewable and Energy Conservation at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) has appointed 18 corporates, including Pertamina that will take part in the distribution of biodiesel.
Pertamina was given a quota of 5.3 million kl of biodiesel that will be blended into fuel under the B-20 program, in which 20% of 1-litre fuel is mixed with biodiesel.
The energy ministry has also appointed 19 companies as the suppliers of the biodiesel, in which PT Wilmar Nabati Indonesia was given a large portion of quota, with a volume of 904,431 kl.
In 2018, 1.67 million kl of Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) of Biodiesel was distributed.
The B-20 program is aimed at reducing the import of diesel fuel.
Followings are the list of suppliers of FAME for 2019:
1. PT Cemerlang Energi Perkasa 449,753 kilolitre
2. PT Wilmar Bioenergi Indonesia 844,939 kilolitre
3. PT Pelita Agung Agrindustri 145,936 kilolitre
4. PT Ciliandra Perkasa 171,854 kilolitre
5. PT Darmex Biofuels 85,680 kilolitre
6. PT Musim Mas 745,504 kilolitre
7. PT Wilmar Nabati Indonesia 904,331 kilolitre
8. PT Bayas Biofuels 229,075 kilolitre
9. PT LDC Indonesia 292,927 kilolitre
10. PT SMART Tbk 269,914 kilolitre
11. PT Tunas Baru Lampung 216,875 kilolitre
12. PT Multi Nabati Sulawesi 253,427 kilolitre
13. PT Permata Hijau Palm Oleo 261,183 kilolitre
14. PT Intibenua Perkasatama 241,053 kilolitre
15. PT Batara Elok Semesta Terpadu 175,859 kilolitre
16. PT Dabi Biofuels 207,344 kilolitre
17. PT Sinarmas Bio Energy 262,011 kilolitre
18. PT Kutai Refinery Nusantara 220,189 kilolitre
19. PT Sukajadi Sawit Mekar 219,677 kilolitre
In a related development, the energy ministry has set the price of biodiesel for the month of February at Rp7,015 per litre, while bioethanol at Rp10,235 per litre. The rule becomes effective from Feb. 1, 2019.
The price of biodiesel in February was higher than in January at Rp6,371 per litre. The increase was driven by the average increase of crude palm oil (CPO) set by the Kharisma Joint Marketing (KPB) for the period of Dec. 15 – Jan 14, 2019, which stood at Rp6,628 per kg. (*)