One of the policies proposed by the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) in the environment sector is to implement the aren (Arenga pinnata) tree program. The program aims to preserve nature as well as to develop renewable energy program for the nation. This is interesting given that Hashim Djojohadikusumo, the co-founder of Gerindra, through Arsari Group, has expanded expanded his aren tree plantations in various provinces across Indonesia to produce bio-ethanol. [continue reading]
Hashim’s Biofuel Business: Potential Conflict of Interest?