LIPI recommends palm oil-based green fuel refinery development

LIPI recommends palm oil-based green fuel refinery development

A worker collects fresh palm oil bunches in Batanghari, Jambi Province. ANTARA PHOTO/Wahdi Septiawan/hp

The four recommendations are stipulated in the Policy Brief as scientific-based considerations and communication media between researchers and stakeholders
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) has put forward a suggestion to build green fuel refinery for processing palm oil into green fuel.

LIPI has offered four recommendations for the government to adopt a strategic policy on biodiesel energy for the 2020-2045 period.

"The four recommendations are stipulated in the Policy Brief as scientific-based considerations and communication media between researchers and stakeholders," LIPI's Coordinator of Research Program of Innovation and Science and Technology, Anugerah Yuka Asmara, noted in a statement here on Wednesday.

The institute has also encouraged research on edible oil, tamanu oil, and Reutialis Trisperma oil to curb the expansion of palm oil plantations.

LIPI has recommended to evaluate the implementation of the mandatory B10, B20, and B30 biodiesel program.

"With the successful roll out of the B30 biodiesel in January 2020, Indonesia has become the first country to produce biodiesel from crude palm oil," he pointed out.

The evaluation can serve as a reference for the implementation of B40 and B50.

With profuse supply of crude palm oil (CPO), Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of palm oil, Asmara noted.
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