Tag: b30

Calls for Indonesia to conduct more B30 tests before roll out

Calls for Indonesia to conduct more B30 tests before roll out

September 4, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports experts are calling for more tests on the use of B30 before the government implements nationwide. The country recently boosted its blending mandate to 20% in an effort to reduce palm oil surpluses and is now looking to 30% next year and 50% soon after. In mid-June, successful […]

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Indonesia eyeing B30 by January and B50 by 2021

Indonesia eyeing B30 by January and B50 by 2021

August 12, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the country’s president wants to see the biodiesel mandate increase to 30% as soon as January with an eye on 50% blending before 2021. Currently the mandate is for 20%. The aim of the rapid increase in the mandate is to offset any demand destruction from the European […]

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Indonesia biodiesel demand seen jumping nearly 55% on B30 mandate

Indonesia biodiesel demand seen jumping nearly 55% on B30 mandate

July 17, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that achieving the B30 mandate next year as planned will increase biodiesel consumption to 9.6 billion liters from 6.2 billion liters now with the B20 mandate in place, a nearly 55% jump. During the first half of this year, the country consumed 2.89 billion liters. In an effort to shore up […]

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Indonesian ship owners worried about impacts of B30 mandate on their engines

Indonesian ship owners worried about impacts of B30 mandate on their engines

June 19, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that the trade association for ship operators fears that mandatory use of B30 could negatively impact the engines of their vessels. Most vessels have old engines which the association’s secretary general said have already suffered from the use of mandated B20, so the switch to B30 next year […]

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Indonesia’s B30 trial kicks off with eyes on trains, ships and mining sector next

Indonesia’s B30 trial kicks off with eyes on trains, ships and mining sector next

June 17, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that the much talked about B30 trial kicked off last week and will last four months with different models of passenger cars and trucks tested. The country wants to boost blending to 30% from the current 20%, creating an additional 2.8 billion liters of demand. Trains, ships and mining machinery are […]

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Malaysia preparing “B20/B30-ready” vehicle specification

Malaysia preparing “B20/B30-ready” vehicle specification

May 27, 2019 |

In Malaysia, Reuters reports that the primary industries ministry is getting closer to boosting biodiesel consumption again as it prepares a “B20/B30-ready” vehicle specification in conjunction with the international trade and industry ministry. The country has been undergoing consultations with heavy vehicle manufacturers and testing in order to boost its blending mandate again in an […]

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Japanese car manufacturers to join Indonesia’s B30 road trial later this month

Japanese car manufacturers to join Indonesia’s B30 road trial later this month

May 7, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that major Japanese car manufacturers including Toyota and Nissan have agreed to join the government’s B30 trial at the end of this month. The government recently boost the biodiesel blend to 20% despite some pushback from auto manufacturers, and now it is looking to go even further in […]

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Indonesia’s B30 trials should be done by October

Indonesia’s B30 trials should be done by October

April 18, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the national biodiesel associations expects road trials on B30 to be completed by October, with 40,000 kilometers of the trials already completed as of mid-April. Engine damage, tailpipe emissions and fuel efficiency are all being monitored as part of the testing program underway with Energy and Mineral Resources […]

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Indonesia looks to bring forward B30 transition in response to EU palm oil ban

Indonesia looks to bring forward B30 transition in response to EU palm oil ban

March 28, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the European Union’s ban against palm oil for use in biodiesel due to its indirect land use change calculations is the driver for Indonesia to race towards implementation of a B30 mandate, helping to absorb some of the surplus oil that would typically go to Europe. Introduction of […]

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Indonesia working with car companies on future B30 use

Indonesia working with car companies on future B30 use

March 25, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the government is working with automobile manufacturers to allow use of up to 30% biodiesel blends. Already last September the blend was bumped to 20% but the government is looking at B30 to help absorb the palm oil surplus and reduce fossil fuel imports that have negatively impacted […]

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