Indonesia – Italy Collaborate on Renewable Energy

ENI, an Italian energy company collaborated with Pertamina to build a sustainable oil processing facility in Indonesia.

The signing of the collaboration was carried out by Pertamina’s President Director, Nicke Widyawati and CEO ENI, Claudio Descalzi at ENI’s headquarters in Rome, Wednesday (01/30/2019). Also present was ESDM Minister Ignasius Jonan and Indonesian Ambassador to Italy, Esti Andayani as a witness.

According to Pertamina Presedir, Nicke Widyawati, the cooperation agreement with ENI Italia is to build bio-refinery facilities by converting existing refineries in Plaju. This facility will optimize various local resources to be processed into biofuel.

The Minister of ESDM expressed his appreciation for the cooperation in the construction of green diesel management facilities, because it would reduce the emotion of exhaust gases. Plans for the construction of facilities that use palm oil material in Plaju will also be able to reduce fuel imports in the future, because the diesel oil products produced have B-100 content from the current B-20.

Ambassador Esti Andayani welcomed the signing of the cooperation between Pertamina and ENI Italia, as one of the concrete manifestations of the 70th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations and bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and Italy this year.

ENI is an Italian energy company that has operated in Indonesia since 2001. Currently, ENI manages the Jangkrik gas field in the Makassar Strait, East Kalimantan. (rls / bass)

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