Indonesia’s Needs Holistic Approach to Sustainable Bioenergy

By Shahnaz Nur Firdausi, Monika Merdekawati, and Zulfikar Yurnaidi

Saturday, 31 Jul 2021

Following the Paris Agreement in 2015, Indonesia has committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 29 percent under a business-as-usual scenario by 2030 in its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). It has also committed to achieving 23 percent of renewable energy (RE) in its primary energy supply by 2025.

A critical part of both efforts is biofuel, with the government targeting production of a 30 percent biodiesel blend (B30) by 2020 through to 2050, and a 20 percent bioethanol blend by 2025, to be increased to 50 percent by 2050. By 2020, however, Indonesia had achieved just 11.5 percent.

The original article can be found here.

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