Tag: Indonesia

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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Indonesia raises 30% of expected 2016 palm oil levy during Q1

Indonesia raises 30% of expected 2016 palm oil levy during Q1

April 21, 2016 |

In Indonesia, about 30% of the levy funds the government sought to raise during 2016 to fund its biodiesel blending mandate were secured during Q1, bringing in a total of $212 million. The subsidy level set for blenders during April to September is five times higher than the original subsidy set when the policy was […]

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Pertamina and AKR Corporindo will only buy 1.6 billion liters of biodiesel between May and October

Pertamina and AKR Corporindo will only buy 1.6 billion liters of biodiesel between May and October

April 18, 2016 |

In Indonesia, Pertamina and AKR Corporindo will only buy 1.6 billion liters of biodiesel between May and October compared to 1.87 billion liters sourced between November and April. The drop in purchases is in line with falling demand due to low diesel prices, despite the Estate Crop Fund agency reimbursing the price difference. Last year’s […]

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Louis Dreyfus commissions first biodiesel facility in Asia

Louis Dreyfus commissions first biodiesel facility in Asia

April 6, 2016 |

In Indonesia, Louis Dreyfus has commissioned its first biodiesel facility in Asia, a facility that will produce 420,000 metric tons of biodiesel and 50,000 tons of glycerin annually from palm oil. The biofuel produced at the new plant complies with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and is also ISCC certified for export into Europe. […]

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Indonesia blends 30.5% more biodiesel through February

Indonesia blends 30.5% more biodiesel through February

March 31, 2016 |

In Indonesia, high palm oil prices have not dampened demand for blending as demonstrated in the first two months of the year when consumption rose 30.5% at 519,000 kiloliters of biodiesel. This year, the B20 blend is expected to drive consumption to 3.2 million kiloliters, with Pertamina alone absorbing 2.5 million kiloliters of the total. […]

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Indonesian crude palm oil production likely down to 2.3 million tons in February

Indonesian crude palm oil production likely down to 2.3 million tons in February

March 23, 2016 |

In Indonesia, a Reuters survey of analysts shows February crude palm oil production is likely to have fallen to 2.30 million metric tons, down from 2.44 million tons in January and the lowest monthly production since February 2015. Annual production is expected to fall for the first time since 1998 to 32.1 million tons due […]

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Indonesia falls short of January B20 mandate at only 41%

Indonesia falls short of January B20 mandate at only 41%

March 17, 2016 |

In Indonesia, the country only managed to supply 41% of the B20 blend in January at 222.455 million liters, compared to the 533 million liters it should have. Low fossil diesel prices are weighing heavily on the country’s ability to meet its blending targets, with prices currently half those of biodiesel. Lack of trading infrastructure, […]

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UCO not ready for prime time in Indonesia due to economics and cartels

UCO not ready for prime time in Indonesia due to economics and cartels

March 15, 2016 |

In Indonesia, using UCO as a feedstock for biodiesel would only account for about 5% of the country’s diesel demand, compared to the 30% blending mandate, but it would help reduce pressure on forests to expand CPO production. But the fuel isn’t economically competitive against subsidized diesel and there are few UCO biodiesel producers as […]

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Indonesia may ditch diesel subsidy

Indonesia may ditch diesel subsidy

March 15, 2016 |

In Indonesia, a proposal to eliminate the 10-cent-per-liter subsidy has been put forward, which could make UCO more attractive as a feedstock by improving its competitiveness, but the policy must first make its way through Parliament. The move is in line with the president’s attempts to cut government fuel spending by more than 90%. The […]

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