But we may be able to cut consumption and replace it with biofuel," Reuters quoted Evita Legowo, secretary at the National Biofuel Development Team, as saying at the Reuters Global Agriculture and Biofuel Summit.
Presently Indonesia spends billions of dollars subsidizing and importing oil.Legowo
said the government intends to increase bioethanol blend in gasoline to 5 percent by 2010 from 3 percent, using cassava and cane molasses as feedstock, but may keep the biodiesel blend in diesel oil at 2.5 percent due to high palm oil prices, which have more than doubled in the past 18 months.
"Biodiesel blend will stay at 2.5 percent ... maybe less because we are still waiting for jatropha that we planted last year," Legowo
...Evita Legowo, secretary at the National Biofuel Development Team told local reporters, the government plans to increase bioethanol blend in gasoline to five percent by 2010 from three percent, using cassava and cane molasses.
Biodiesel blend in diesel oil will be maintained at 2.5 per cent in view of soaring palm oil prices while the country seeks to boost the output of jatropha, a non-food biodiesel feedstock, she