Tag: Indonesia

Danish helping Indonesia tackle waste through create of circular island economies

Danish helping Indonesia tackle waste through create of circular island economies

July 8, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA) and the Danish Energy Agency have engaged Ramboll to help identify which islands would best benefit from the Sustainable Island Initiative that looks to consider the potential for hybrid energy solutions, where waste-to-energy works in tandem with other forms of renewable energy, such as solar and hydropower. The […]

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Indonesian ship owners worried about impacts of B30 mandate on their engines

Indonesian ship owners worried about impacts of B30 mandate on their engines

June 19, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that the trade association for ship operators fears that mandatory use of B30 could negatively impact the engines of their vessels. Most vessels have old engines which the association’s secretary general said have already suffered from the use of mandated B20, so the switch to B30 next year […]

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Indonesia says it could save $7 billion in foreign exchange with B100

Indonesia says it could save $7 billion in foreign exchange with B100

June 18, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Antara news agency reports that the government estimates widespread adoption of B100 would save $7 billion in foreign exchange. A B100 trial for 50 cars and agricultural equipment has been run by the agricultural ministry with preliminary results showing longer lives for the diesel engines and up to 35% reduced fuel consumption […]

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Indonesia’s B30 trial kicks off with eyes on trains, ships and mining sector next

Indonesia’s B30 trial kicks off with eyes on trains, ships and mining sector next

June 17, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that the much talked about B30 trial kicked off last week and will last four months with different models of passenger cars and trucks tested. The country wants to boost blending to 30% from the current 20%, creating an additional 2.8 billion liters of demand. Trains, ships and mining machinery are […]

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BASF, Estée Lauder and RSPO team with Solidaridad to promote sustainable palm in Indonesia

BASF, Estée Lauder and RSPO team with Solidaridad to promote sustainable palm in Indonesia

May 28, 2019 |

In Indonesia, BASF, The Estée Lauder Companies and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are partnering with the civil society organization Solidaridad to promote sustainable palm oil and palm derivatives production in the district of Waykanan, Lampung, Indonesia. The project supports independent Indonesian smallholder farmers to improve their livelihoods and their sustainable production of […]

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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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