Tag: Indonesia

Indonesian airline Garuda to deploy aviation biofuel blend by 2016

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 […]

August 28, 2014 More

Sekawan Intipratama to invest $239 million in coal-based ethanol plant

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.  

August 22, 2014 More

Indonesia’s diesel imports fall by a third in large part to biodiesel boost

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.  

August 21, 2014 More

Indonesian government said not taking biofuel opportunity seriously

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 […]

August 11, 2014 More

Indonesian palm oil producers see exports falling up to 9.5% on year

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.

July 22, 2014 More

Indonesian palm oil stocks fall to two-month low

In Indonesia, palm oil stocks are at their lowest in two months, down 4.5% on the month and 13% on the year at 2.1 million metric tons. Production has slowed but is expected to pick back up in August or September, which coincides with an expected soy bumper crop in the US that will already […]

July 17, 2014 More

Indonesian biodiesel producers seeking talks with EU

In Indonesia, consultations between biodiesel producers and the European Union could come as early as July in order to avoid a lengthy case in the EU’s Court of Justice regarding anti-dumping levies placed on Indonesian biodiesel imports.  

July 9, 2014 More

Indonesia not likely to hit biodiesel targets this year

In Indonesia, the country is far from achieving its biodiesel blending targets this year of 1.56 million kiloliters in road vehicles. Through May, only 447,000 kilolitres had been blended. CIMB Investment Bank is only expecting consumption to reach 1.5 million kiloliters because of the poor logistics in getting the fuel out to the eastern regions. […]

June 20, 2014 More

Indonesia launches official complaint against EU at WTO over biodiesel duties

In Switzerland, Indonesia has officially launched a complaint against the EU at the WTO over anti-dumping tariffs Europe has lodged against Indonesian biodiesel imports since May last year. The WTO established a dispute panel over similar changes made by Argentina already in April. Last month, the Indonesia government said it would file an official complaint with […]

June 11, 2014 More

Indonesia looks to Turkey and Macedonia for new biodiesel trade hubs

In Indonesia, the country is looking to set up new trade hubs for its palm oil in an attempt to reduce its reliance on traditional hubs in China, the EU and India. Potential sites include Turkey and Macedonia. Malaysia’s new preferential trade agreement with Turkey is set to come into effect this month, reducing import […]

June 10, 2014 More