JAKARTADAILY.ID – PT Pertamina (Persero) continues to develop research and technology for bio-hydrocarbon diesel and bioavtur. Pertamina President Director Nicke Widyawati said this was done to accelerate energy security and independence for the country.
"Energy sovereignty must be realized by utilizing vegetable resources which must be the basis for future energy development. If that is realized, we can realize this independence as energy sovereignty," Nicke said after the signing of the cooperation between PT Kilang Pertamina Internasional (KPI), PT Pupuk Sriwidjaja, PT Rekayasa Industri, New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE), and LEMIGAS at the Patra Graha Building, Cilacap, Central Java, Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
Nicke said that the cooperation is Pertamina's commitment to transitional energy by developing vegetable resources that are widely spread in Indonesia. Nicke also expressed his appreciation for the parties involved in this program.
"I believe we can run this as well as we can and we can accelerate it for the good of this nation and country," she said.
The President Director of PT KPI, Taufik Adityawarman explained, that from the many potentials of new and renewable energy (EBT) in Indonesia, green energy is one of the business strategies that are in accordance with PT KPI.
According to him, the development of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) is a concrete step in improving HVO technology and its derivatives. It is hoped that Indonesia will become the leader of this demo plant.
“KPI is ready to support not only providing land, but utilities, manpower, and everything. We are committed to implementing standards in managing the refinery for the smooth operation of the demo plant because this will be integrated by RU IV Cilacap," he said.
EBTKE Director, Edi Wibowo added, that to reach Indonesia's energy mix target, emerging technologies and innovations and strategies to utilize plant-based plants should be developed.
As Pertamina did with research and development of bio-hydrocarbon diesel technology and bioavtur.
"This pilot plant is implemented by Lemigas, PT Pupuk Sriwidjaja, PT Rekayasa Industri, Pertamina, and Pertamina as well as the Director of EBTKE as coordinator. Hopefully, this can contribute to climate resilience and national energy security," he said.
Meanwhile, Pertamina SVP of Research and Technology and Innovation, Oki Muraza, said that there are at least four goals for developing this demo plant. The first objective is to support government programs in creating process technology to produce bio-hydrocarbon diesel and biodiesel products.
"The second objective is to test the reliability of the catalysts formulated by Pertamina and ITB, the third is to support the government in the use of vegetable oil, and finally to improve Pertamina's branding as an innovative and sustainable company," he said.