Indonesia's national airline to start using palm oil biofuel

29 August 2014

Indonesia's national airline, Garuda Indonesia, says it will start mixing palm oil-based biofuel with its jet fuel as part of an initiative to "reduce" carbon emissions, reports The Jakarta Post.

Novianto Herupratomo, Garuda's operational director, said crude palm oil would be mixed into avtur — aviation turbine fuel — starting in 2016.

“We hope that the biofuel can be produced on a large scale so the price will be relatively the same as avtur," was quoted as saying

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