Tag: Indonesia

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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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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