Pertamina to increase bioethanol blending
The Indonesian state-owned energy company will mix its 90-octane gasoline, Indonesia's most widely used fuel product under the brand Pertalite, with 7% ethanol.
Pertamina will also increase the ethanol blend in its other fuel product to 8% from 5%. That fuel, called Pertamax Green 95, is currently only offered at 17 fuel stations in Jakarta and Surabaya, Indonesia's two biggest cities.
Pertamina will import the ethanol due to limited domestic production of the biofuel, made from sugar molasses.