In Indonesia, the country’s president has asked the outgoing European Commission president specifically to help lower the barriers against his country’s palm oil products, primarily to help support farmers benefit from export trade. Palm oil exports accounted for more than 10% of the country’s overall exports in 2013. The EU president said he would take […]
In Indonesia, the government is calling on the private sector to boost biodiesel production by 4 billion liters by 2016, as it expects consumption to increase to 8 billion liters by then. Current installed capacity is around 5.6 billion liters. Companies such as Wilmar are said to be looking to boost capacity.
In Italy, the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) has congratulated FAO for releasing the findings of its sustainability assessment of the bioenergy sector in Colombia and Indonesia. The report utilized GBEP indicators, and FAO is exploring opportunities to replicate the implementation of the indicators in reports on additional countries. GBEP also announced that they have named […]
In Indonesia, the country plans to continue rolling out its B10 policy despite the uptake having been slow during the first nine months of the year, when just 1.2 million kiloliters were blended, compared to the 4 million kiloliters required. The blend applies not just to transportation but also to electricity production and industrial use. The […]
In Indonesia, biodiesel blending is expecting to reduce diesel imports by 28.6%. In addition to lower consumption of foreign exchange, the government will also benefit from a wide range of increased taxes from land and building taxes to corporate taxes. The food affairs minister says the country’s palm oil industry still has room to expand […]
In Indonesia, the government’s plans to introduce a 1% ethanol blend has hit snags during implementation, but 10 months late it is finally making progress. The state-owned energy company Enero has sold 25,000 liters of ethanol to the state-owned oil company Pertamina. Though other ethanol producers were invited to tender in April, the volumes sought […]
In Indonesia, the country’s B20 trial is going well so far with no adverse impacts seen on vehicles’ engines during the first 10,000km. The second phase currently underway will go to 20,000km. Cars are currently going 500km a day and will reach 40,000km by the time the trial ends in November. Plans are for the […]
In Indonesia, export prices for crude palm oil could hit $750 per metric ton during Q1 2015, up from the current $680 per ton, as dry weather conditions begin to impact production in both Indonesia and Malaysia. Continued dryness in October could have further negative impacts on supplies. Soy oil prices are also seen higher […]
In Indonesia, in-line blending facilities for biodiesel are under construction at 15 facilities in Sarawak and Sabah in order to ensure compliance with the B5 mandate, and will be online by year’s end. Another 35 facilities with in-line blending have been online since November on the peninsula.
In Indonesia, airline Garuda expects to be using an aviation biofuel blend by 2016 comprised of biofuel and avtur (aviation turbine fuel). The aircraft are already equipped to use biofuel and the carrier aims to run a trial flight soon. However, the state-owned carrier’s commitment to supporting the use of clean energy will be highly […]