Tag: Indonesia

New report damns South Korean company for deforesting Indonesia to make way for palm oil

New report damns South Korean company for deforesting Indonesia to make way for palm oil

September 1, 2016 |

In Indonesia, a report commissioned by Mighty, the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements, SKP-KAMe Merauke and PUSAKA, Rainforest Foundation Norway and Transport & Environment, undertaken by Aidenvironment, reveals new satellite, photographic, and video evidence of massive deforestation and illegal burning of pristine rainforest by the Korean-Indonesian corporation Korindo, to support establishment of its palm oil plantations on […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia to source joint palm oil ambassador to boost global image

Malaysia and Indonesia to source joint palm oil ambassador to boost global image

August 31, 2016 |

In Malaysia, in an attempt to counter negative messaging from anti-palm oil critics, Malaysia and Indonesia are going to appoint a joint Palm Oil Ambassador whose mission it will be spread the word about palm oil’s benefits around the world. Non-tariff barriers such as “no palm oil” labels on foodstuffs are a growing concern for […]

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Indonesia’s palm oil reserves fall thanks to higher biodiesel blend

Indonesia’s palm oil reserves fall thanks to higher biodiesel blend

August 9, 2016 |

In Indonesia, the country’s biodiesel blending mandate is eating away at its palm oil reserves, helping to support prices. For the sixth month in a row, stocks fell in June, falling more than 8% from May to 1.8 million metric tons. Bloomberg estimates only expected stocks to fall about 3%. Exports rose slightly by 1% […]

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Indonesian student identifies high acidity bacteria to break down wheat straw into ethanol

Indonesian student identifies high acidity bacteria to break down wheat straw into ethanol

August 3, 2016 |

In Indonesia, a biology student at the University of Surabaya has determined that bacteria found in the Mount Ijens crater can be used to produce ethanol from wheat straw thanks to its high acidity level of zero. Though more research needs to be done on bacteria and other microorganisms that survive in the highly acidic […]

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Indonesia power giant says B30 a no go but government doesn’t buy it

Indonesia power giant says B30 a no go but government doesn’t buy it

July 11, 2016 |

In Indonesia, state-owned Perusahaan Listrik Negara says complying with the B30 mandate for power production would damage the company’s power generation equipment because after a while residues from the fuel will clog the systems. The company’s head of fuel procurement says a B20 blend would be safer and not lead to power outages. The government’s […]

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Asia Pulp & Paper backs community-led Indonesian biofuels project

Asia Pulp & Paper backs community-led Indonesian biofuels project

July 6, 2016 |

In Indonesia, Asia Pulp & Paperhas announced its support for a new community-led pilot scheme aimed at reducing the use of fossil fuels and increasing the availability of biofuels in Indonesia. Kemiri Sunan’s high yield of up to 10 tonnes of oil per hectare make it an attractive source of biofuel, with waste used to […]

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Asia Pulp and Paper to set up biofuel project using local oilseed tree

Asia Pulp and Paper to set up biofuel project using local oilseed tree

July 5, 2016 |

In Indonesia, Asia Pulp and Paper is leading a project to develop biofuel from local oilseed tree Kemiri Sunan that can produce 10 metric tons per oil per hectare, in addition to biogas and fertilizer from the seed cake. The trees will be grown through smallholder farmer co-operatives with biodiesel destined for both the domestic […]

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Indonesia far from reaching its B20 goals

Indonesia far from reaching its B20 goals

June 16, 2016 |

In Indonesia, only 50,000 kiloliters of biodiesel were blended with non-subsidized fossil diesel during the first half of 2016 despite a blending mandate that required more than 650,000 kiloliters to be blended for B20. For subsidized diesel, blending is only expected to reach 3.2 million kiloliters during the entire calendar year despite a target of […]

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Indonesian biodiesel producers contract to supply 1.53 billion liters

Indonesian biodiesel producers contract to supply 1.53 billion liters

May 3, 2016 |

In Indonesia, 15 biodiesel producers have signed agreements to supply 1.53 billion liters of biodiesel to Pertamina and PT AKR Corporindo for the mandatory 20% blending during the May to October period. Only 11 producers supplied during the same period last year when the blend was 15%. Producers have an installed production capacity of 9 […]

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Palm residues can be removed from plantations without negative effects, says Malaysian study

Palm residues can be removed from plantations without negative effects, says Malaysian study

April 25, 2016 |

In Malaysia, a recent study published by Dr. Christopher Teh found that one-third of palm residues could be removed from plantations without negative impacts on soil erosion, nutrient balance, and soil carbon loss. The study reviewed different types of palm residues, including palm fronds, trunks, and empty fruit bunches, and concluded that empty fruit bunches, […]

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