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Date
 24/04/2006
News Provider
 Mahamad Rodzi Abdul Ghani
News Source
 Jakarta Post
Headline
 Pertamina to sell biodiesel fuel

23/4/06 JAKARTA (Jakarta Post)  -   State-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina will sell environmentally friendly biodiesel fuel beginning next month in a bid to reduce the use of fossil fuel in the country.

The company said Friday that in the first stage it would sell two types of biodiesel fuel, B10 and B5, in several gasoline stations in Jakarta.

The B10, containing 10 percent biodiesel, and 90 percent ordinary diesel, and B5 containing 5 percent biodiesel and 95 percent ordinary diesel, will be sold at between Rp 4,800 and Rp 5,000 per liter.

Pertamina will get the biodiesel supply from the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), which at present operates a biodiesel plant with a capacity of 1.5 tons a day.

The agency uses crude palm oil (CPO) as the raw material for the production of its biodiesel fuel. (09)

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