In Indonesia, biodiesel blending is expecting to reduce diesel imports by 28.6%. In addition to lower consumption of foreign exchange, the government will also benefit from a wide range of increased taxes from land and building taxes to corporate taxes. The food affairs minister says the country’s palm oil industry still has room to expand […]
In Indonesia, the government’s plans to introduce a 1% ethanol blend has hit snags during implementation, but 10 months late it is finally making progress. The state-owned energy company Enero has sold 25,000 liters of ethanol to the state-owned oil company Pertamina. Though other ethanol producers were invited to tender in April, the volumes sought […]
In Indonesia, the country’s B20 trial is going well so far with no adverse impacts seen on vehicles’ engines during the first 10,000km. The second phase currently underway will go to 20,000km. Cars are currently going 500km a day and will reach 40,000km by the time the trial ends in November. Plans are for the […]
In Indonesia, export prices for crude palm oil could hit $750 per metric ton during Q1 2015, up from the current $680 per ton, as dry weather conditions begin to impact production in both Indonesia and Malaysia. Continued dryness in October could have further negative impacts on supplies. Soy oil prices are also seen higher […]
In Indonesia, in-line blending facilities for biodiesel are under construction at 15 facilities in Sarawak and Sabah in order to ensure compliance with the B5 mandate, and will be online by year’s end. Another 35 facilities with in-line blending have been online since November on the peninsula.
In Indonesia, airline Garuda expects to be using an aviation biofuel blend by 2016 comprised of biofuel and avtur (aviation turbine fuel). The aircraft are already equipped to use biofuel and the carrier aims to run a trial flight soon. However, the state-owned carrier’s commitment to supporting the use of clean energy will be highly […]
In Indonesia, Sekawan Intipratama plans to invest $239 million in an ethanol plant in East Kalimantan next year. Swiss-based ProCone will be the technology provider for the 60,000 metric ton per year facility. The project will use coal as feedstock and is expected to come online in December 2016.
In Indonesia, increased biodiesel consumption and lower demand from the mining sector means the country will import about a third less diesel than usual this year. Imports have fallen to 3 million to 4 million barrels per month from 5 million to 6 million barrels per month last year.
In Indonesia, the director of energy studies at the University of Indonesia has criticized the government for not taking as much advantage of domestic biofuel consumption as it should, demonstrated by the lack of uptake of the current B10 policy. He said the country could have saved $3 billion per year in fossil fuel imports […]
In Indonesia, the country’s palm oil producers association GAPKI says it expects exports to fall by up to 9.5% to between 19 million and 20 million metric tons. Last year, exports reached 21 million tons. Exports through June this year reached 9.75 million tons compared to 11 million tons during the same period in 2013.