President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has on Monday (Jan 24) kicked off physical construction of Indonesia’s first coal-to-dimethyl ether (DME) project, which is labelled by Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) ‘Does Not Make Economic Sense’. According to an article written by IEEFA’s energy analyst Ghee Peh, the project will report annual losses of US$377 million. Jokowi, on the other hand, wants more DME projects to curb the country’s import of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), which is more than US$5 billion per annum.To subscribe please click here