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Indonesia: testing B20 in locomotives

Following a nearly yearlong pause after engine problems were discovered in the higher biodiesel blend application for the train sector, the Indonesian government will restart B20 testing on locomotives. The tests are carried out on locomotives manufactured by two American companies, General Electric (GE) and Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), running on 20 percent-blended biodiesel on the Tarahan-Tanjung Enim railway from Lampung to South Sumatra. Six months of testing will be completed by June after which time a decision will be taken. Trains were initially mandated to run on B20 in 2016, but after sporadic cases of engine failure the mandate has been reduced to 5% blending.

Source: The Jakarta Post, 5 March 2018

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