Contribution of B30 has Positively Impacted to Reduce the Effect of Gas Emission
The Indonesian government has found a solution to create a better environment for the country, as B30 is strongly believed to become the solution itself. B30 or a mixture of solar-based fuel combined with 30% of vegetable fuel is believed to reduce gas emission as it will result in a better environment for our next generation in the future.
The Indonesian government has recently strengthened the implementation of biodiesel fuel, as before it was only mandatory to utilize the B20 (a mixture of solar-based fuel with 20% of vegetable fuel), as today it has been increased to implement the B30, which has more percentage of the vegetable fuel mixture. Biodiesel has been popular for the last couple of years, especially in the region of South East Asia (ASEAN).
Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia have implemented and competed to develop biodiesel-based fuel to create a better environment for their next generations. It has to notice that biodiesel fuel here has been divided into two categories, biodiesel that is made based on palm oil, and others are made based on sugarcane and cassava (bioethanol). The Philippines and Thailand are consistently developing bioethanol-based fuel, while Malaysia and Indonesia are consistently developing biodiesel-based fuel as these last two countries have overflow resources.
The competition between these South East Asian countries has not ended in terms of producing the eco-friendly fuel-based, it is known that we also competed in implementing them. In Thailand, it is mandatory to utilize the B40 (with 40% vegetable fuel mixture), whereas in the Philippines the implementing the B5, while in Malaysia it is believed that they are implementing the B15.
Indonesia is strongly believing that we may be able to increase the implementation of the utilization of biofuel until B100, where it completely uses a hundred percent of biofuels. In 2015, the global palm oil industry generated 968 Billion Rupiah, where today it generated 1,367 Billion Rupiah. The palm oil industry in South East Asia and Africa has also generated new jobs for thousands of its population.
In 2016, biodiesel production in Indonesia has produced 2,5 million tonnes and it surprisingly surpasses China as the previous largest palm oil producer. The consistent increasing amount of biodiesel volume that keeps growing from year to year, this is because producing biofuels can be very easy, especially for micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs (UMKM) such as farmers and cultivators of certain plants.
Today we are all aware that Indonesia has more than enough resources to generate enough fuels for the domestic market and potentially for the overseas market, as then we believe it will lead Indonesia to be the main market leader for producing biofuels. It is recorded as per the year of 2018, Indonesian palm oil farmers is as many as 4.42 million, and it certainly has grown more now, in the year of 2021. This indeed is a good sign for Indonesia to be the main market leader in the field of biofuel industry in the future.