In Indonesia, three weeks after the government launched a new mandate to boost biodiesel consumption, Pertamina has only received about two-thirds of its targeted biodiesel component for blending. This means Pertamina could face fines that were threatened by the government earlier this week, as reported in The Digest, for not reaching the new B20 mandate requirements.
Pertamina Logistics, Supply Chain and Infrastructure Director Gandhi Sriwidodo told a parliament hearing that is 62 percent below the company’s target of 359,734 kl. Sriwidodo asked the parliament to revise the new blending rules because of difficulties in getting suppliers to make deliveries at more remote sites, according to Agriculture.com.
Pertamina’s biodiesel is made with fatty acid methyl esters from palm oil and receives it from third-party suppliers for blending at its depots.