PLN to increase palm-oil use

State-owned electricity firm PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) will increase the use of palm oil to feed its power plants, to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels.

On Monday, PLN signed agreements that, according to president director Nur Pamudji, will help it secure fuel feedstock for its pilot projects.

Under the agreements, Jakarta-listed PT Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology will supply 3,320 tons of processed palm oil (PPO) to PLN’s diesel-fired power plant in Titi Kuning, Medan, North Sumatra; privately owned PT Wilmar Nabati Indonesia will supply 1,250 tons to PLN’s Bagan Besar and Bagan Siapiapi power plants in Dumai, Riau; and private firm PT Wilmar Cahaya Indonesia will supply 2,150 tons to PLN’s four power plants in West Kalimantan, all this year.

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Posted January 21, 2014 by repit in News

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