Indonesia to boost biodiesel blend to 15%

Indonesia will increase the minimum biodiesel content in automotive diesel fuel to 15% from 10%, Sofyan Djalil, coordinating minister for economics, said.

The move is part of a set of government regulations aimed at narrowing the countryโ€™s current account deficit.

Djalil said he expected the energy ministry to issue the regulation, which would take effect next week.

Indonesia missed last yearโ€™s biodiesel targets, largely due to logistical and infrastructure problems, but the government wants to give its biofuels industry a boost and recently introduced subsidies to boost biofuel use.

Total estimated production of biodiesel is seen at about 3.4 million kiloliters this year.

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