PREMIUMIndonesia’s biofuel plan in limbo as problems in sugarcane production mount

first_imgTopics : Indonesia biogasoline Energy-Mineral-Resources-Ministry bioethanol-mixed-gasoline-E10 biodiesel sugarcane-farmers sugar-production LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Indonesia’s plan to roll out sugarcane-based biogasoline will miss another deadline this year as upstream problems in the country’s sugarcane heartland remain unsolved.The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry issued five years ago a regulation mandating the nationwide use of 10 percent bioethanol-mixed gasoline (E10) starting this year, an increase from 2 percent in 2015, yet the target has still not been achieved.The biogasoline will be made from molasses, a byproduct of sugar production. However, a sugarcane farmers association in East Java, a province that accounts for half of domestic production, told The Jakarta Post that crop productivity had actually been falling over the past four years.“For bioethanol, the challenge is economic feasibility. [High] molasses prices and [low] sugarcane productivity makes ethanol’s main raw ingredient quite expensi… Facebook Google Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? Linkedinlast_img read more

August 21, 2017 Police Blotter

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I do get affected by failure: Virat Kohli

first_imgNew Delhi: Virat Kohli is not only one of the most successful captains India have had, but also a run-machine. In fact, there seems to be no way that he can fail. But he did fail when it came to the semi-final test against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup and Kohli has revealed that he too does get affected by failure just as any other human would.“Do I get affected by failures? Yes, I do. Everyone does. At the end of the day, I know my team would need me. I had the feeling so strong in my heart that I am going to come not out and make India go through that tough phase [in the semi-final].“But then again, maybe that was my ego talking because how can you predict something like that? You can only have a strong feeling or maybe it was a strong desire to do something like that,” Kohli told India Today.Kohli wants to leave behind a legacy which other will follow. In fact, the team has already become one of the best when it comes to the longest format of the game, winning both at home and on foreign soil.“I hate losing. I don’t want to walk out and say I could have done this. When I step out on the field, it’s a privilege. When I walk out, I want to have zero energy. We want to leave behind a legacy that future cricketers will say we want to play like that,” he said.Speaking after the second Test against Bangladesh, Kohli though said there was still some time before this Indian team can be compared to the Windies one of the 1970s and 1980s.“I can only say we are at the top of our game. You can’t judge a team’s dominance with seven games. You’re talking about a West Indies side which did it for 15 years,” Kohli said.“So, when we all are close to retiring then you ask me this question. How the decade has gone playing together. Not after seven games. Seven years yes but not seven games,” he smiled.Kohli said the mindset has changed as they now know they can beat any team in the world. “I think there is still time (to compare). But we are quite excited how we are playing and what the challenges are. Going forward we will be playing New Zealand now. Now the frame of mind is to get to the next series in test cricket. Not like we are finished playing at home let’s see what happens abroad. We are waiting to play Test cricket. That mindset has changed. Now we know if we play well we can win anywhere in the world. That’s a very nice and exciting feeling to have within the change room,” he said. IANSAlso Read: Virat Kohli bridges gap with Smith, Mayank enters top 10Also Watch: Jyoti Kendra Siksha Karmi staged sit in demonstration in front of Axom Sarba Siksha Abhiyaan officelast_img read more

Beach volleyball looks to finish perfect season

first_imgComing off a solid road victory up at Stanford on Tuesday, the No. 1 USC beach volleyball team (26-0) is back home and ready to wrap up the regular season as it hosts a pair of California teams for two dual matches on Thursday afternoon. The Trojans will put their 56-match winning streak on the line when they welcome No. 5 Long Beach State and Cal State Bakersfield to the friendly confines of Merle Norman Stadium, where USC has won its last 12 straight matches. Furthermore, the Trojans will look to win their 88th dual in their last 90 tries.Senior All-Americans Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes, the first pair in NCAA history to reach 100 wins together (123-4 overall, .968), headline the current undefeated Trojan squad at the top court after setting a national record with 103 consecutive victories from April 2, 2015 to April 8, 2017. The two veterans have the benefit of experience on their side, having played together at court one since their sophomore years. However, the other four USC pairs have all had to adjust to new partners in 2017, with 14 different lineup changes being used throughout the season due to various injuries. But with a team as deep as USC’s, Hughes knows how big of a luxury it is to have players on the roster that can come in and step up when called upon.“I’m not surprised at how well our team has adjusted,” Hughes said. “I think that’s a big thing for us this year — we have depth from top to bottom, from our ones to our fives and even our exhibition pairs. People are working really hard in practice and pushing each other to get better, and that has been great for us as a whole.”The Trojan depth has been on full display so far this season despite the lineup changes, with three different USC pairs notching at least 20 wins this season. One of those successful pairs is the tandem of juniors Jenna Belton and Jo Kremer at the No. 5 spot. With a 28-3 overall mark together on the season and a 24-1 record in dual matches, Belton and Kremer will look to extend their own winning streak to 10 consecutive matches with two wins on Thursday. Finally, the No. 3 pair of junior Terese Cannon and senior Nicolette Martin have posted 24 overall wins (seven losses) with 21 of those coming in dual play. In total, six pairs have recorded at least 11 wins overall this season.last_img read more