Tag: Indonesia

Indonesia’s Red and White Catalyst making progress for improved biofuel production from palm oil

Indonesia’s Red and White Catalyst making progress for improved biofuel production from palm oil

September 10, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Antara news agency reports that the government is supporting the development of what’s being called the Red and White Catalyst, named after the country’s flag, that is meant to boost the efficiency of biodiesel production from palm oil as it works towards 30% biodiesel blending next year. The Pertamina Research and Technology […]

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Palm oil biofuel safe for cars and has lower emissions according to Indonesian road test

Palm oil biofuel safe for cars and has lower emissions according to Indonesian road test

September 7, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Bloomberg reports that the government conducted the world’s longest road test using diesel blended with 30% palm oil, and the results showed that the biofuel is safe for cars. The test also showed that the SUVs fueled by 30% palm biofuel and 70% gasoil are more efficient and have lower emissions compared with […]

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EU pushes back against Indonesia’s threats to increase dairy duties in retaliation over biodiesel anti-dumping duties

EU pushes back against Indonesia’s threats to increase dairy duties in retaliation over biodiesel anti-dumping duties

September 5, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that the European Union’s head of trade for Indonesia has pushed back at the Asian country’s threats to increase duties against European dairy products in an attempted quid-pro-quo for the European Union’s anti-dumping duties added to Indonesian biodiesel imports last month. The EU official said the World Trade Organization absolutely prohibits […]

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Calls for Indonesia to conduct more B30 tests before roll out

Calls for Indonesia to conduct more B30 tests before roll out

September 4, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports experts are calling for more tests on the use of B30 before the government implements nationwide. The country recently boosted its blending mandate to 20% in an effort to reduce palm oil surpluses and is now looking to 30% next year and 50% soon after. In mid-June, successful […]

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Indonesia tells domestic airlines to snub Airbus over EU palm oil trade dispute

Indonesia tells domestic airlines to snub Airbus over EU palm oil trade dispute

August 22, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Bloomberg reports that the country is stepping up its threats of a trade war with Europe over its ban on palm oil for biodiesel from 2020 by telling its domestic airlines to switch to Boeing planes from Airbus as retaliation. Domestic airlines were looking at Airbus after the Boeing 737 MAX-8 crash earlier […]

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Indonesian biodiesel exports sank to just 500 million liters during H1 2019

Indonesian biodiesel exports sank to just 500 million liters during H1 2019

August 21, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that biodiesel exports for the year through June fell to just 500 million liters compared to 800 million liters during the same period in 2018 on the back of reduced demand from both the European Union and China. Domestic consumption during H1 2019 was 3.24 billion liters, however, according to the […]

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Indonesia biodiesel consumption at 2.95 billion liters through July

Indonesia biodiesel consumption at 2.95 billion liters through July

August 13, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that biodiesel consumption between January and July reached 2.95 billion liters under the higher B20 mandate, but total consumption for the year is expected to reach 6.2 billion liters. The country is aiming for B30 by the end of next year which could see consumption rise to 9.6 billion liters. Indonesia […]

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Indonesia eyeing B30 by January and B50 by 2021

Indonesia eyeing B30 by January and B50 by 2021

August 12, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the country’s president wants to see the biodiesel mandate increase to 30% as soon as January with an eye on 50% blending before 2021. Currently the mandate is for 20%. The aim of the rapid increase in the mandate is to offset any demand destruction from the European […]

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Indonesia threatens to match EU duties on biodiesel on EU dairy imports

Indonesia threatens to match EU duties on biodiesel on EU dairy imports

August 12, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Agence France Presse reports that the government has kicked up a notch the potential trade war with the European Union over its anti-dumping duties on palm oil biodiesel by threatening to impose higher tariffs on its imports of European dairy products. Currently, duties on European dairy products range between 5% and 10% but […]

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Indonesian and Malaysian presidents meeting to strategize over EU palm oil problem

Indonesian and Malaysian presidents meeting to strategize over EU palm oil problem

August 7, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Foreign Brief reports that the country’s president is meeting with his Malaysian counterpart to strategize about how to tackle the European threat to their palm oil exports. On the table are suspending free trade talks with Europe and canceling billions of dollars’ worth of trade deals in retaliation for Europe having ignored the […]

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