Muba Prepares Biofuel from Palm Oil to Support 35,000 MW Electricity Project

Indonesia-Musi Banyuasin (Muba) Regency, South Sumatra is committed to supporting the 35,000 MW electricity project. As the largest oil and gas producing region in Indonesia, Muba is ready to supply whatever energy is needed.

Not only oil and gas sourced from fossils, Muba Regent Dodi Reza Alex is also ready to supply non-fossil energy, biofuel. “We are trying to fulfill environmentally friendly energy,” said Dodi Reza in Palembang.

Republic of Indonesia Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation Number 12 of 2017 concerning Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources for Electricity Supply, said PT PLN (Persero) is obliged to buy electricity from power plants that utilize renewable energy sources. That, said Dodi, is a promising market opportunity for the prosperity of its people.

To make it happen, Muba has made various efforts including collaborating with experts. “We are working on biofuel with ITB experts and I have even sounded it into the European market,” explained Dodi Reza.
Not only that, he and the BUMD PT. Petro Muba also met with the management of PT Pertamina Gas (Pertagas). This is related to building the Jambi Merang Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Refinery.

In addition, local gas fulfillment also increases the installation of Jargas. As a result, five approved sub-districts were able to install jargas namely Bayung Lencir, Tungkal Jaya, Sungai Lilin, Babat Supat and Sekayu Districts. “It was recorded that there were 70,367 households in these 5 sub-districts who were eager to install jargas,” said Dodi.

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