MEMR: Biodiesel can reduce emissions by 27.8 million CO2e in 2022

Jakarta – Through 2022, the mandatory B30 biodiesel programme has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 27.8 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) and provided more than USD 10 billion in economic benefits, according to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM). Biomass as a renewable energy source is essential in decarbonisation programmes towards net zero emissions.

Yudo Dwinanda, Director General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, said the 2022 biodiesel quota allocation is 11 million kilolitres (KL).

“This year, the biodiesel quota has been set at 13.15 million kilolitres, and it is expected that the benefits of this programme will reach more than USD 11.2 billion,” Dwinanda said in an official statement.

According to him, Indonesia has been implementing biodiesel for more than 17 years and is considered a pioneer in biodiesel utilisation. With the increased use of biodiesel, Dwinanda said, Indonesia is taking an essential step in reducing emissions and achieving its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals.

This aligns with Indonesia’s commitment to reduce GHG emissions cited in the Enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution (E-NDC) document. The target is to reduce GHG emissions by 32% or 358 million tonnes of CO2 independently and by 41% or around 446 million tonnes of CO2 with international assistance by 2030. (Hartatik)

Banner photo: Biodiesel B30 consists of a mixture of diesel and biodiesel in a ratio of 70:30. (Source: Astra Agro Lestari)

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