Jamaica is looking into producing its own bio-fuel and increasing the current mix of ethanol in petrol to about 20 per cent.

Principal Director of the Policy, Planning, Development and Evaluation Division in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Dr. Oral Rainford, said the matter was being given “serious consideration”.

Rainford said this goal is especially important as the government had set a target of achieving 30 per cent of its energy supply from renewable sources by the year 2030.

He said the plan to produce bio-fuel in Jamaica is being partly hampered by the unwillingness of industry players to venture into this production.

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