JAKARTA, Aug 20 (Xinhua): Indonesia's state-owned oil/gas company Pertamina has projected the volume of bio-fuel sale in the country at 6.6 million kilolitres next year.
State electricity company PLN is expected to become the biggest consumer of bio-fuel by absorbing 2.1 million kilolitres of this alternative energy source next year, Antara news agency Sunday quoted Achmad Faizal, marketing director of the company, as saying.
The industrial sector, believed to be the second biggest bio-fuel consumer in Indonesia, is expected to use 1.65 million kilolitres of bio-diesel and 850,000 kilolitres of bio-premium. The Indonesian government has begun implementing a bio-fuel development programme in 2006, and in this connection, Pertamina introduced its bio-diesel under a brand name of 'Biosolar' on the market on May 20, 2006, and bio-ethanol under a brand name of ' Biopremium' on August 12.
Pertamina has projected the sale of bio-fuel at 1.1 million kilolitres up to the end of 2006, comprising 400,000 kilolitres of industrial bio-diesel, 350,000 kilolitres of bio-diesel for power generators, 330,000 kilolitres of automotive bio-diesel and 20,000 kilolitres of automotive bio-ethanol.
The sale of bio-fuel is expected to grow to 13.2 million kilolitres in 2008, composed of 4.2 million kilolitres of bio-diesel for power generators, 4.0 million kilolitres of industrial bio-diesel, 3.3 million kilolitres of automotive bio-diesel and 1.7 million kilolitres of automotive bio-ethanol.