TEMPO Interactive, Surakarta:The Technical Faculty of March Eleventh University (UNS) in Surakarta, collaborating with the Research and Technology's Science, Research and Technology Development Agency, will build a bio-fuel (BBN) processing plant in the region.
The collaboration will include engineering, software procurement operational training, laboratory analysis, models for plant design, research on material resources, and bio-fuel utilization for agricultural machines. This is because villagers often face difficulties in obtaining fossil fuel. The collaboration is also made to see the effectiveness of bio-fuel. "If this works, we can make it commercial," said Mukahar, Dean of UNS Technical Faculty, after signing the MoU yesterday.
The deputy minister in charge of Science, Research and Technology at the Department of Research and Technology, Bambang S. Pratomusunu, said the newest policy on energy must be implemented as soon as possible.
By the year 2025, fossil fuel will be 25 percent of Indonesia's energy source. "About 30 percent of energy will come from coal, 23 percent will be from gas, and 17 percent will come from the newest ources of energy," Bambang said. The new formulation of energy use will consist of five percent bio-fuel, five percent bio-thermal, two percent coal methane, and the rest will be energy derived from solar, wind, water, wave, and waste resources.