Indonesia to start trial use of 40 percent biodiesel (B40) fuel in March: Association

first_imgThe Indonesian Biodiesel Producers Association (APROBI) has said it will start the trial use of 40 percent biodiesel (B40) fuel in March, as a follow-up to the successful implementation of 30 percent biodiesel (B30) fuel.APROBI chairman MP Tumanggor said the trial, starting in March, was in line with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s plan to implement B40 fuel fully in January 2021, as reported by kompas.com on Monday.“I just received a letter from the oil and gas research agency for us to send the raw material for the trial,” Tumanggor said. He said there would be two models to be tested for the B40 fuel, which is produced by distilling crude palm oil (CPO) and infusing fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) to the mix to reach the expected level.The government is eager to increase the mix of palm oil in diesel fuel to reduce oil imports, which contribute heavily to the country’s trade deficit.Regarding the implementation of B30 fuel, Tumanggor said the program had gone well since its commercial debut in January.The B30 fuel is set to consume 9.6 million kiloliters of palm oil this year.“As of now, [the use of B30 fuel] is still going according to plan with regard to the automotive industry, the supply chain from Pertamina and producers,” he said, adding that the B30 fuel is expected to use a total of 800,000 kiloliters of vegetable oil. (mpr)Topics :last_img read more

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Arsenal squad have ‘serious reservations’ over Unai Emery’s conservative tactics

first_imgJose Mourinho is among the names linked with replacing Emery at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The lack of available high quality, proven replacements prepared to come into the club half-way through the season is also an issue.Jose Mourinho’s name has been linked with the role, with some reports even suggesting he dined with Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi last week, though the club have refuted those suggestions.MORE: Arsenal players openly ‘taking the p***’ out of Unai Emery as pressure on the manager increasesMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Arsenal squad have ‘serious reservations’ over Unai Emery’s conservative tactics Fans have questioned Emery over his selections and substitutions (Picture: Getty)Now the Daily Mail report that Emery is increasingly facing a fight to keep his job with members of the squad harbouring ‘serious reservations’ about him.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThere is a belief that Emery is too conservative in his approach to games, with a number of his in-game changes handing the initiative back to the opposition.Emery’s methods have also been questioned by the squad, prompting fears over whether the Spaniard is really the right man to take the club forward.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal face a testing away trip to third-placed Leicester City next weekend and another bad result could give Emery a nervy fortnight during the international break.At present, the Gunners’ hierarchy are expected to keep faith in Emery and will not be rushed into making a quick decision over his future. Comment The Spanish coach is under increasing pressure after several poor performances (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is at risk of losing the Arsenal dressing room with a number of players reportedly concerned by how conservative his tactical approach has become.The Gunners currently sit in fifth place in the Premier League, though they have failed to win their last three league matches and have forfeited leads against both Crystal Palace and Wolves.Performances have been well below expectations, while there have also been big question marks over how Emery has handled Mesut Ozil and the fallout of Granit Xhaka’s bust-up with fans.center_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Nov 2019 11:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link524Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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NPFL Week 14: Plateau United, Akwa United play draw + all results

first_imgRelatedPosts NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table Plateau United dedicates continental ticket to fans The Nigeria Professional Football League Week 14 encounter between Plateau United FC and Akwa United FC ended in a goalless draw. The match, played on Sunday at the the new Zaria Road Stadium, Jos, ended without clearcut chances from both teams. Speaking to the News Agency Nigeria immediately after the match, Albert Dakup, Plateau United Media Officer, however, said both teams played well. According to Dakup, Plateau United strikers and attacking midfielders were on top of their game, but they couldn’t convert their chances. He, however, said Akwa United also defended well, hence the game ended in a goalless draw. He said: “It is sad that we drew this match at home, but the truth is that our boys played well. “The match was without clear cut chances; our boys were more wilful, but the Akwa boys defended well and that made the game ended this way. “Nobody is happy the way the game ended, particularly that Lobi Stars won at home. “It means that they are ahead of us in the table. “But I want to assure our fans and indeed the people of Plateau, that we are still on course.” NAN reports that Plateau United would be playing away with Sunshine Stars in Akure in their next encounter.2019/2020 NPFL Match Day 14 Results FC IfeanyiUbah 3-1 Warri Wolves Heartland 1-0 Abia Warriors Jigawa Golden Stars 3-2 Adamawa United Kwara United 2-0 Katsina United Lobi Stars 1-0 MFM FC Plateau United 0-0 Akwa United Wikki Tourists 1-2 Sunshine Stars Dakkada FC of Uyo 2-1 Rivers United Rescheduled matches: Nasarawa United vs Rangers International Kano Pillars vs Enyimba International NAN.Tags: Akwa UnitednpflPlateau Unitedlast_img read more

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