JAKARTA, INDONESIA — Indonesia’s mandatory 35% palm oil biodiesel blending program will be delayed a month to Feb. 1, Reuters reported, citing the energy ministry.

The country will maintain its 30% blending through January. The policy has been in place since 2020.

The B35 program was delayed to make sure supply and infrastructure was prepared.

Total biodiesel allocation for domestic consumption will be maintained at 13.15 million kiloliters.

Indonesia has been planning to increase the use of palm-based fuel to reduce crude oil and fuel imports as well as cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Initially the government planned to require 40% blend rates but opted for 35% instead after considering crude palm oil availability.