Sweden to help Indonesia re-shape biodiesel sector - report
Dec 9, 2013 - The governments of Sweden and Indonesia have formed a new research institute on sustainable energy that will assist Indonesia in improving conditions within the renewables segment and especially for biodiesel, the Jakarta Post said today.
The Indonesian-Swedish Initiative for Sustainable Energy Solutions (INSISTS) was formed after a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Indonesia’s National Energy Council (DEN) and the Energy Agency of Sweden (SEA). It will help Indonesia limit deforestation caused by planting oil palms, which are used as raw material for biodiesel production.
SEA director Erik Brandsma noted, as quoted by the newspaper, that the research organisation would not deal with all kinds of energy but focus on biodiesel.
The daily also cited DEN secretary Hadi Prayitno as saying that the INSISTS can find new technology to boost the efficiency of biodiesel production such as through the use of cellulose.
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