Tag: Indonesia

Indonesia looks to use Pertamina’s storage for biodiesel to reduce costs

Indonesia looks to use Pertamina’s storage for biodiesel to reduce costs

May 21, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that the energy ministry is looking at potentially using Pertamina’s storage tanks to store biodiesel in an attempt to reduce infrastructure costs for the fuel and its mandated B20 blend. Already the ministry has begun inspections on eight storage facilities to ensure appropriate specifications, handling, safety and other […]

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Push for Indonesia to start trialing B100 ASAP

Push for Indonesia to start trialing B100 ASAP

May 9, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the head of the one the main research agencies says that looking into the feasibility of B100 as soon as possible needs to be a matter of urgency since the testing processes will likely take a while. Testing for B30 to allow for eventual ramp up of blending and availability is underway while […]

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UCO collection to benefit charity on the rise in South Jakarta

UCO collection to benefit charity on the rise in South Jakarta

May 8, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the environment agency for South Jakarta has begun collecting used cooking oil in its district that it then sells to biodiesel companies for use as feedstock, but the proceeds are going to social programs for the poor and orphans. By focusing on revenue generation for charity, the agency hopes to encourage residents and […]

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Japanese car manufacturers to join Indonesia’s B30 road trial later this month

Japanese car manufacturers to join Indonesia’s B30 road trial later this month

May 7, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that major Japanese car manufacturers including Toyota and Nissan have agreed to join the government’s B30 trial at the end of this month. The government recently boost the biodiesel blend to 20% despite some pushback from auto manufacturers, and now it is looking to go even further in […]

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Indonesian biodiesel association sees 2019 exports between 1 billion and 2 billion liters

Indonesian biodiesel association sees 2019 exports between 1 billion and 2 billion liters

May 2, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that the national biodiesel association sees a best-case scenario of 2 billion liters of biodiesel exports this year, compared to 1.78 billion liters last year, but a worst-case scenario is closer to 1 billion liters. The low end of the scale takes into consideration the legal challenges brought about by the […]

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Indonesia’s B30 trials should be done by October

Indonesia’s B30 trials should be done by October

April 18, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the national biodiesel associations expects road trials on B30 to be completed by October, with 40,000 kilometers of the trials already completed as of mid-April. Engine damage, tailpipe emissions and fuel efficiency are all being monitored as part of the testing program underway with Energy and Mineral Resources […]

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Indonesia starts B100 trials in face falling palm oil demand from Europe

Indonesia starts B100 trials in face falling palm oil demand from Europe

April 15, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Antara news agency reports that the agriculture minister is pushing for the use of B100 as a way to counteract the strong likelihood that palm oil demand from Europe will fall off as a result of anti-indirect land use rules. On Monday, the minister launched a B100 trial in a four-wheeler tractor […]

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Indonesia’s president tells oil palm farmers to diversify towards higher value crops

Indonesia’s president tells oil palm farmers to diversify towards higher value crops

April 9, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that the president has told oil palm farmers to look at alternative crops such as durian due to the fruit’s better prospects in the market compared to palm oil. Currently the country produces around 46 million metric tons of palm oil annually, making Indonesia the largest producer in […]

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Japan gives Indonesia two more years to demonstrate palm oil sustainability

Japan gives Indonesia two more years to demonstrate palm oil sustainability

April 3, 2019 |

In Japan, Reuters reports that the national trade and industry ministry has pushed back the requirement for palm oil used in biomass power plants to have Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification until 2021 rather than the previously planned March 31, 2019 deadline. The extension came as part of bilateral cooperation negotiations with Indonesia. Japan […]

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Indonesia looks to bring forward B30 transition in response to EU palm oil ban

Indonesia looks to bring forward B30 transition in response to EU palm oil ban

March 28, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the European Union’s ban against palm oil for use in biodiesel due to its indirect land use change calculations is the driver for Indonesia to race towards implementation of a B30 mandate, helping to absorb some of the surplus oil that would typically go to Europe. Introduction of […]

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