Wed, 28 Feb 2007
Seputih Mataram, Central Lampung (ANTARA News)- President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono test-drove a car running on ethanol produced by PT Indo Lampung Distillery here on Monday.

President Yudhoyono drove the green car around the test arena, flanked by Lampung governor Sjachroedin ZP, after visiting the company that produced the ethanol using waste from sugar production process belonging to Sugar Group Company.

Several cabinet ministers, district heads from across the province and other invitees attended the test drive.

Technicians from PT Indo Lampung Distillery said the use of ethanol had been proven more economical and environmentally friendly.

They said ethanol could reduce pollution by 12.5 percent compared to convential fuels and it could also made car engine more durable and improve combustion system.

During the visit to PT Indo Lampung Distillery President Yudhoyono inspected education facilities provided by the company for employees` children.

Sugar Group Company`s chief Gunawan Yusuf said the company had prioritized the facilities.

The Sugar Group Company runs a sugar production plant, an ethanol production plant and a plantation.

After visiting the Sugar Group Company the president and entourage returned to the province`s capital Bandar Lampung by helicopter where he would spend a night before returning to Jakarta on Tuesday. (*)


Wed, 28 Feb 2007
From: JakChat
Comment by chewwyUK
"After visiting the Sugar Group Company the president and entourage returned to the province`s capital Bandar Lampung by helicopter where he would spend a night before returning to Jakarta on Tuesday."

So let me get this right ... president test drives new environmentally friendly car and then gets in his gas guzzling environmentally damaging helicopter - nice work fella that just as good a prince Edward going to a conference on pollution and then using a private jet to go skiing !!!



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