Tag: Indonesia

Indonesia wants to push for power production from palm oil biodiesel

Indonesia wants to push for power production from palm oil biodiesel

January 8, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the government is pulling out all the stops in trying to boost demand for palm oil biodiesel, now exploring the conversion of state-owned power provider PLN’s diesel-based facilities to biodiesel. It is also looking at the possibility of allowing privately-owned power providers who are using biodiesel rather than […]

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China imports ethanol from US via Indonesia again

China imports ethanol from US via Indonesia again

December 27, 2018 |

In China, Platts reports that the country is again likely importing US ethanol via Indonesia as a result of the ongoing trade war between the US and China. November imports soared in November to 94,051 cu m compared to just 16,043 cu m in October with 59,924 cu m of November’s imports coming from Indonesia. […]

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Indonesia to continue subsidizing biodiesel despite slashing palm oil export levy

Indonesia to continue subsidizing biodiesel despite slashing palm oil export levy

December 26, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that despite cutting the export levy on palm oil that was then used to subsidize biodiesel blending, the Indonesian Oil Palm Estate Fund will continue to subsidize in the meantime thanks to 40% higher revenues generated from the levy during 2018 than expected. The fund collected $992 million in […]

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November Indonesian palm oil production and exports seen down slightly

November Indonesian palm oil production and exports seen down slightly

December 25, 2018 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that November palm oil production has likely to fall slightly compared to October at 3.98 million metric tons, 10,000 tons lower. Exports were also expected to be slightly lower at 3 million tons, 3,000 tons lower than in October. A key feature to the global vegetable oils market at the moment […]

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Study shows B20 in locomotive engines “more than just okay”

Study shows B20 in locomotive engines “more than just okay”

December 24, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that a new study undertaken by 11 stakeholders including government ministries and two railway engine manufacturers refutes prior thinking that B20 damages train engines. The new study showed that following six months of trials B20 was “more than just okay” for fuel quality and engine performance, according to the […]

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Indonesia’s B20 mandate has yet to reduce fossil fuel imports and saw them jump in November

Indonesia’s B20 mandate has yet to reduce fossil fuel imports and saw them jump in November

December 19, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that despite implementation of a B20 mandate in September, oil imports even rose in November by more than 26% over October despite the aim of the policy being to lower fossil fuel imports. Total fossil fuel imports for the year through November were nearly 6% higher on the year. […]

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Indonesia fines 11 companies $24.83 million for failure to implement B20 in time

Indonesia fines 11 companies $24.83 million for failure to implement B20 in time

December 18, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the energy ministry has fined 11 companies a total of $24.83 million for failing to implement the B20 mandate in September after being given a month to comply with the higher blending ratio. The value of the fine for each company was determined by how long it took […]

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Indonesian researcher use electrical fields to improve biodiesel production from algae

Indonesian researcher use electrical fields to improve biodiesel production from algae

December 17, 2018 |

In Indonesia, researchers are investigating ways to improve biodiesel production by using electrical fields to break open microalgae cells with varied results, according to a new study in the Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology. Lipids inside microalgae are a promising source of biofuel. Microalgae cells must first be broken apart in order to extract […]

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Indonesia looking at B30 after successful ramp up to B20

Indonesia looking at B30 after successful ramp up to B20

December 13, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the government is looking to expand biodiesel blending to 30% from the current 20% but a target date for the policy implementation wasn’t reported. Already 20% uptake has reached 97% following the blending mandate increase in September. For B20, palm oil demand is 4.3 billion liters. The country […]

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Indonesia’s B20 mandate will require 6.2 billion liters in 2019

Indonesia’s B20 mandate will require 6.2 billion liters in 2019

December 3, 2018 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that the Ministry of Energy announced nearly 6.2 billion liters of biodiesel will be allotted for blending during 2019 via 18 fuel distributors that will then blend and retail the fuel onto consumers to comply with the new B20 mandate. The country recently boosted its mandate to 20% from 15% in […]

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