In Indonesia, the use of biodiesel is progressing well. In the country, diesel fuel used for transportation needs to be mixed with bio-materials. The current mixing ratio is 30% and the biodiesel is called B30. Due to the fall in fuel demand due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the originally planned shift to B40 with a mixing ratio of 40% in 2021 is postponed, but sales of B30 seem to be increasing. Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina recently announced that 5,518 petrol stations in Indonesia are distributing B30 biodiesel currently. In addition, Pertamina's biodiesel shipments were 13.3 mil kl in 2020 and 5.3 mil kl from January to May in 2021.
Pertamina plans to enhance biorefineries and expand downstream infrastructure facilities. As an example, Pertamina said it would quickly complete the construction of a fuel terminal in Eastern Indonesia, and develop HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) Green Fuel or D100 in the form of modification to improve biodiesel production. It will develop the Grass-Root unit to produce Green Diesel D100 located at the Dumai refinery, Cilacap, and Plaju.