Tag: b30

B20 implementation in Indonesian regions delayed while B30 to remain supported elsewhere

B20 implementation in Indonesian regions delayed while B30 to remain supported elsewhere

May 21, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Bernama news agency reports that due to COVID-19, the government has delayed the implementation of B20 in both Sarawak and Sabah. Sarawak will now start mandating B20 in transportation from September 1 instead of April 1 while implementation in Sabah has been postponed to January 1 rather than August 1 this year […]

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Indonesia looking at how it can continue with B30 despite low oil prices

Indonesia looking at how it can continue with B30 despite low oil prices

May 7, 2020 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports the economic affairs ministry is looking at how it can continue to support its biodiesel industry in the face of reduced fuel demand from COVID-19 impacts. With B30 already in place and plans for B40 before the end of 2022, low oil prices have weighed heavily on the country’s capacity to […]

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Indonesia’s B30 mandate to use 9.6 billion liters of biodiesel and save $4.5B in fossil fuel imports

Indonesia’s B30 mandate to use 9.6 billion liters of biodiesel and save $4.5B in fossil fuel imports

March 5, 2020 |

In Indonesia, Antara news agency reports that this year’s B30 biodiesel mandate will require 9.6 billion liters of biodiesel, which will in turn reduce export availability by 3 billion liters. The industry minister said that doing so will increase the value of palm oil by $930 million while reducing fossil fuel imports, and therefore drain […]

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Indonesia may not have much palm oil to export this year thanks to B30

Indonesia may not have much palm oil to export this year thanks to B30

February 4, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that the national biodiesel producers association believes there may not be enough surplus for export this year thanks to the B30 mandate that will absorb 8.3 million metric tons of palm oil. Palm oil production may increase this year thanks to improved weather than will help support yields, […]

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Indonesian studies show B30 is safe but problems already arising

Indonesian studies show B30 is safe but problems already arising

January 29, 2020 |

In Indonesia, China’s Xinhua news agency reports that the government has released studies showing that B30 fuel is safe, however there are reports by some drivers complaining that gel has formed in their tanks following the use of B30. Certain parts of Central Java province where temperatures can fall to 10 degrees Celsius has been […]

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Indonesian bus operators concerned about B30 impacts following B20 troubles

Indonesian bus operators concerned about B30 impacts following B20 troubles

January 16, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that bus operators are concerned about the impacts of B30 on their engines because they are already having problems with sediment clogging filters as a result of using B20, which has led to poor vehicle performance. The Young Indonesian Autobus Entrepreneurs Association said that manufactures are not yet […]

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B30 saving Indonesia $8 billion annually in FX

B30 saving Indonesia $8 billion annually in FX

January 13, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that the president expects the B30 mandate to result in savings of $8 billion per year in foreign exchange which could nearly double when the country eventually moves to B50. The move to B40 is set for next year, having just switched to 30% blending at the end […]

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Indonesian president says 500,000 hectares of palm to be replanted over next three years

Indonesian president says 500,000 hectares of palm to be replanted over next three years

December 24, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Antara news agency reports that while the president officially launched B30 on Monday, he announced his government that despite the moratorium on planting new palm oil plantations, it will continue to promote the replanting of existing plantations, seeking to replant 500,000 hectares by over the next three years. In an effort to […]

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Indonesian maritime industry calls for clear roadmap to B30 to avoid pitfalls

Indonesian maritime industry calls for clear roadmap to B30 to avoid pitfalls

December 12, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Antara news agency reports the Maritime Study Center for Humanity is calling on the government to develop a roadmap for B30 for the maritime and fishing industry as it’s not yet clear what the impacts will be for the sector, positive or negative, and those need to be identified. Its executive director […]

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Indonesia’s B30 mandate ready to roll following successful road tests

Indonesia’s B30 mandate ready to roll following successful road tests

December 2, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that the government’s B30 road trials have been completed successfully, paving the way for roll out of the fuel on January 1 as planned. The tests saw 11 vehicles drive 50,000 kilometers, all showing “relatively similar” results across the different cars and engines when it comes to fuel […]

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