CILACAP.INFO – PT Pertamina (Persero) through the Cilacap Refinery Unit (RU) IV officially conducted trials for the production of Green Diesel (D 100) and Green Avtur.
Both of these products are made from palm oil, as proof of RU IV’s commitment to producing environmentally friendly fuel oil.
Area Manager Communication, Relations, & CSR of Pertamina RU IV Cilacap, Hatim Ilwan, explained that the Green Diesel trial will start on January 9-16, 2021.
“Meanwhile, the Green Avtur trial was conducted at the end of December 2020,” He said.
According to Hatim, Green Diesel (D 100) uses RBDPO (Refined, Bleached and Deodorized Palm Oil), namely palm oil that has been refined to remove free fatty acids and purification to remove color and odor. “Meanwhile, Avtur uses RBDPKO (Refined, Bleached and Deodorized Palm Kernel Oil) or palm kernel oil,” He added.
With various facilities and facilities that have been prepared, Pertamina RU IV plans to produce D-100 BBM, as much as 3MB or 3,000 barrels per day.
“This trial will continue until it is ready and safe to use as fuel that can be used by the community,” said Hatim.
Prior to the preparation of the trial facilities and facilities, among others, the means of receiving palm oil through the Jetty 67 (pier) in the refinery complex to the RBDPO tank. From the pier, then prepare a feed stock (tank) facility that is close to the location of the treatment unit at Distillate Hydro Treating (TDHT).
With the development of the D-100 product, Hatim stated, this is a proof of Pertamina’s commitment to creating environmentally friendly, renewable products. The development of the BBM D-100 product is expected to have a broader positive effect. Among other things, in order to reduce crude oil that comes from fossil energy, ” he said.