PT Sumber Indah Kita, Indonesia’s “Finest” Ethanol, Specialty: Ethanol, Solvent, Carbondioxide

PT. Sumber Kita Indah, a member of Molindo Inc, companies group is a trading company that specializes in ethanol industry since 1950. We provide services to assist our customers in delivering quality products on time. We have also expanded our warehousing facility to ensure our commitment. The strengt of our organization and staffs, founded on our reputation for commitment to excellence has enabled the company to grow become “One of the largest Ethanol Distributor” in Indonesia.


  • Absolute Alcohol 99.9% (Anhydrous)
  • Ethyl Alcohol 97% (Superfine)
  • Ethyl Alcohol 96.5% (Prime)
  • Speritus bakar
  • carbondioxide (Co2 – liquid)
  • High Pressure Cylinder: 8 and 30 Kg HPC Cylinder

Our Team of professional, from specialized accounts executives to quality assurance manager will be ready to support in every details of bussiness process.

They have been periodically trained by appointed head of technical of each product in manufacturing plant directly to gain real field experience and new insight knowledges to benefit both SKI and customer.We will always search for quality products with competitive price.This one important factor for bussiness to survive and succeed(nowadays).

PT. Sumber Kita Indah is committed to full safety in internal area as well as the area surrounding it. Realizing that Ethanol is a flammable and CO2 is a high pressure product, safety awareness becomes the top priority and its implementation is supported with continuosly updated information from Safety and Heath Organization and Safety Standard manual books.

We recognize the most vital need for our customer is guaranteed safe product handling. Thus, we provide safety training for our customer to understand how to handle product during and after delivery PT. Sumber Kita Indah commits to be the partner in work safety.

History of Ethanol

Ethanol has been known and used throughout history, moving from use as an intoxicating drink in ancient times to an important chemical for industry and transportation in this century Ethanol is isolation as a relatively pure compound was first achieved by Islamic alchemists who developed the art of distillation during the Abbasid caliphate, the most notable of whom was Al-Razi Antoine Lavoisier described ethanol as a compound of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen Al-Kind? (801-873) unambiguously described the distillation of wine.

Distillation of ethanol from water yields a product that is at most 96% ethanol in 1796, Absolute ethanol was first obtained by Johann Tobias Lowitz, by filtering distilled ethanol through charcoal in 1808, Nicolas-Théodore de Saussure determined ethanol’s chemical formula in 1826, Ethanol was first prepared synthetically, through the independent efforts of Henry Hennel in Britain and S.G. Sérullas in France in 1828, Michael Faraday prepared ethanol by the acid-catalysed hydration of ethylene, in a process similar to that used for industrial ethanol synthesis today in 1858, Archibald Scott Couper published a structural formula for ethanol: this places ethanol among the first chemical compounds to have their chemical structures determined.

More about Ethanol

Ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol, drinking alcohol or grain alcohol, is a flammable, colorless, slightly toxic chemical compound, and is best known as the alcohol found in alcoholic beverages. In common usage, it is often referred to simply as alcohol. Its molecular formula is variously represented as EtOH, CH3CH2OH, C2H5OH or as its empirical formula C2H6O (which it shares with dimethyl ether).

After the use of fire, fermentation of sugar into ethanol is perhaps the earliest organic reaction known to humanity, and the intoxicating effects of ethanol consumption have certainly been known since ancient times. In modern times ethanol intended for industrial use has also been produced from byproducts of petroleum refining.

Because of ethanol’s ease of production and its low toxicity, it finds widespread use as a solvent for substances intended for human contact or consumption, including scents, flavorings, colorings, and medicines. In chemistry it is both an essential solvent and a fundamental feedstock for the synthesis of other products. Because it burns cleanly, ethanol has a long history as a fuel, including as a fuel for internal combustion engines.

About 5% of the ethanol produced in the world in 2003 was actually a petroleum product. It is made by the catalytic hydration of ethylene with sulfuric acid as the catalyst. It can also be obtained via ethylene or acetylene, from calcium carbide, coal, oil gas, and other sources.

Two million tons of petroleum-derived ethanol are produced annually. The principal suppliers are plants in the United States, Europe, and South Africa. Petroleum derived ethanol (synthetic ethanol) is chemically identical to bio-ethanol and can be differentiated only by radiocarbon dating. Bio-ethanol is obtained from the conversion of carbon based feedstock.

Agricultural feedstocks are considered renewable because they get energy from the sun using photosynthesis, provided that all minerals, required for growth (such as nitrogen and phosphorus), are returned to the land.

Ethanol can be produced from a variety of feedstocks such as sugar cane, bagasse, miscanthus, sugar beet, sorghum, grain sorghum, switchgrass, barley, hemp, kenaf, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava, sunflower, fruit, molasses, corn, stover, grain, wheat, straw, cotton, other biomass, as well as many types of cellulose waste and harvestings, whichever has the best well-to-wheel assessment.

Ethanol is produced both as a petrochemical, through the hydration of ethylene, and biologically, by fermenting sugars with yeast. The more economical is dependent upon the prevailing prices of petroleum and of grain feed stocks.

Contact: PT Sumber Kita Indah

Offices (Postal Address):
Industrial Town
MM2100 Block LL 2,5
Cikarang Barat-Bekasi-17520
West Java-Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 89982903-08
Fax: +62 21 89982910

Representative Offices:
Postal Address:
Plaza Bumi Daya 16th Floor
Jl.Imam Bonjol 61
Phone: +62 21 39834093-94
Fax: +62 21 39834056
E-mail: Yanti[at]sumberkitaindah[dot]co[dot]id


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