Tag: Indonesia

Indonesia looks to attract mining industry biodiesel consumption through subsidy expansion

Indonesia looks to attract mining industry biodiesel consumption through subsidy expansion

January 1, 2018 |

In Indonesia, from May the government hopes to expand the subsidy for its biodiesel blending policy to non-public sector organizations with an eye specifically on the mining sector in an effort to boost demand for the fuel. In 2017, $712.3 million in subsidies were paid out, slightly less than the year before, but it was […]

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USGC takes trip to Indonesia and Thailand on biofuel collaboration

USGC takes trip to Indonesia and Thailand on biofuel collaboration

December 31, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Grains Council representatives traveled to Indonesia and Thailand to engage with their governments and help develop biofuel policies that include a larger role for ethanol trade. Indonesia’s mandate that was established in a national ethanol policy in 2006 has been mostly unmet, so USGC is hoping to help develop a consistent […]

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Indonesia’s Pertamina to distribute 17,000 bpd of biodiesel by 2030

Indonesia’s Pertamina to distribute 17,000 bpd of biodiesel by 2030

December 18, 2017 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that state-owned oil major Pertamina plans to distribute 17,000 barrels of biodiesel per day by 2030 as part of its goal to expand further into renewable energy and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. The company plans to invest extensively in renewable electricity production, including 200MW of biomass power, […]

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Indonesian starting oil palm replanting program in Sumatra

Indonesian starting oil palm replanting program in Sumatra

November 28, 2017 |

In Indonesia, the government has begun the first phase of a replanting program the remove old, unproductive oil palm trees that are more than 25 years old in order to boost production. A total of 350,000 hectares in Sumatra need to be renewed, so the program will tackle the first 9,109.29 hectares in 12 districts. […]

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Noble sells South Bend Ethanol in “fire sale”

Noble sells South Bend Ethanol in “fire sale”

November 27, 2017 |

In Indiana, Zeeland Farm Services has agreed to buy Noble Americas South Bend Ethanol for $12.5 million against a book value of $80.4 million. The purchase price excludes $900,000 in working capital and $3.6 million of “inventory value,” bringing the total deal to $17 million. Noble is selling off assets in a “fire sale” to […]

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Indonesian researchers develop Borneo Atlas to map palm oil production

Indonesian researchers develop Borneo Atlas to map palm oil production

November 27, 2017 |

In Indonesia, researchers from the Center for International Forestry Research have developed the Borneo Atlas, mapping the location and ownership of 467 palm-oil mills on Borneo, in an effort to help buyers ensure palm oil purchased doesn’t negatively impact forests. So far, 90% of the island’s palm oil production has been mapped. The map is […]

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Indonesia ready for court and WTO if US doesn’t cancel biodiesel anti-dumping duties

Indonesia ready for court and WTO if US doesn’t cancel biodiesel anti-dumping duties

November 20, 2017 |

In Indonesia, the government is considering filing a suit in US courts and a complaint with the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement body over the anti-dumping duties lobbed onto its biodiesel exports to the US if they aren’t canceled. On December 21, the US International Trade Commission is set to announce whether the 34.45 to […]

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Indonesian biodiesel consumption seen at just 2.5 billion liters in 2017

Indonesian biodiesel consumption seen at just 2.5 billion liters in 2017

November 6, 2017 |

In Indonesia, biodiesel consumption is seen reaching 2.5 billion liters this year, far below the 3.5 billion liter target that was on track earlier in the year due to some “technical issues” seen between April and June. The B20 mandate led to consumption of 1.67 billion liters during the first half of the year, but […]

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Indonesia and EU trade war over palm oil expands to milk powder

Indonesia and EU trade war over palm oil expands to milk powder

November 3, 2017 |

In Indonesia, the government is threatening to block milk powder imports from the European Union if the EU moves forward with its recent resolution to restrict imports of palm oil from Indonesia. Indonesia imports milk powder from EU countries, as well as Australia and the United States. “If they continue then I will do the […]

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Indonesian palm oil proponents meet in Germany to get Europe on board

Indonesian palm oil proponents meet in Germany to get Europe on board

September 30, 2017 |

In Indonesia, delegates from Indonesian government and palm oil organizations pushed for more acceptance of palm oil from Switzerland and the EU in general at a recent event in Germany. Mahendra Siregar, Executive Director of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries, said in a written statement from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, […]

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