Tag: Indonesia

Indonesia allotting 3.46 billion liters of biodiesel for 2018

Indonesia allotting 3.46 billion liters of biodiesel for 2018

April 3, 2018 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that the government will use biodiesel consumption in the rail sector from May at B5 and in the mining sector from July at B10 to boost demand to 3.46 billion liters, including the B20 blend mandate for road fuel and power production. Of the total, 1.47 billion liters to be allocated […]

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Indonesian corruption commission wants 90% of palm oil levy to go to farmers

Indonesian corruption commission wants 90% of palm oil levy to go to farmers

April 2, 2018 |

In Indonesia, a UCA news agency reports that the Prevention Bureau of the Corruption Eradication Commission wants 90% of the $2.1 billion in revenues generated from a levy on palm oil exports to go towards improving the livelihoods of smallholder oil palm farmers rather than subsidizing oil companies like Pertamina for blending biodiesel. The Commission […]

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Indonesia rattling Norway’s cage over proposed palm oil ban

Indonesia rattling Norway’s cage over proposed palm oil ban

March 27, 2018 |

In Indonesia, even though trade with Norway is limited and has been shrinking since 2012, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade is still threatening to stop imports of Norwegian fish if the Nordic country goes ahead with the palm oil ban proposed by Parliament last year. The threat is more symbolic than anything else due to […]

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Indonesia wants mining and rail to boost domestic consumption by 400 million liters

Indonesia wants mining and rail to boost domestic consumption by 400 million liters

March 22, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the government plans to encourage the mining and rail sectors to adopt biodiesel in an attempt to boost overall domestic biodiesel consumption to 3.5 billion liters. About 90% of the proposed 400 million liters of increased demand is expected to come from the mining sector for use in […]

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Indonesian biodiesel production seen jumping to 3.5 million tons this year

Indonesian biodiesel production seen jumping to 3.5 million tons this year

March 12, 2018 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that biodiesel production will reach 3.5 million metric tons this year, as much as 600,000 tons more than last year. The national oil palm estate fund raised $147 million in January and February alone for subsidizing domestic consumption of biodiesel through a levy on palm oil exports. Neighboring Malaysia could see […]

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Train engine tests using B20 will be complete by June

Train engine tests using B20 will be complete by June

March 5, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the decision to require trains to run on B20 will be made before July following a nearly year long hiatus after engine problems were discovered potentially linked to the higher biodiesel blend. Trains were mandated to run on B20 in 2016. Six months of testing that began at the beginning of this year […]

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Indonesia and Argentina to challenge U.S. biodiesel duties at WTO

Indonesia and Argentina to challenge U.S. biodiesel duties at WTO

February 25, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the trade ministry is challenging the latest news from the U.S. on anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Indonesian biodiesel. The U.S. added more import duties on the already steep anti-subsidy duties on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, essentially making it near impossible for biodiesel to enter the U.S. from either of those two […]

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Unilever and PTPN to accelerate production of sustainable palm oil in Indonesia

Unilever and PTPN to accelerate production of sustainable palm oil in Indonesia

February 17, 2018 |

In Switzerland, Unilever and Indonesian government-owned palm oil plantation company PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in Indonesia to support local mills and smallholder farmers to produce palm oil according to the standards of no deforestation, no development on peat and no exploitation of people and communities (NDPE). […]

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Indonesia to take US to WTO over biodiesel anti-dumping duties

Indonesia to take US to WTO over biodiesel anti-dumping duties

February 5, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the government has at last taken the decision to file a formal complaint against US anti-dumping duties on Indonesian biodiesel at the World Trade Organization after having been pushed up against a wall with a deadline to file by February 3.  Anti-dumping duties in the US are almost as high as 65%. Angered […]

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Indonesia celebrates WTO ruling on EU duties

Indonesia celebrates WTO ruling on EU duties

January 27, 2018 |

In Switzerland, the World Trade Organization ruled against EU duties on Indonesian biofuels, challenging the anti-dumping duties authorized by the EU’s General Court in 2013 and causing great celebration in Indonesia, the largest producer of palm oil in the world. Jakarta appealed the 2013 rule and this WTO decision is for that appeal. The EU […]

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