Tag: Indonesia

Solidaridad brings together Asian palm oil industries into sustainability framework

Solidaridad brings together Asian palm oil industries into sustainability framework

July 17, 2018 |

In Indonesia, a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed which, for the first time, recognizes the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) and the Indian Palm Oil Sustainability (IPOS) Framework as legitimate sustainability frameworks for palm oil production and trade between Indonesia and India. This MoU was signed on 16 July 2018 between the […]

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Indonesia wants to roll out B30 a year early

Indonesia wants to roll out B30 a year early

July 17, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the government is pushing its plan to roll out B30 to 2019 rather than wait until 2020 as originally planned. Tests operating vehicles using the higher blends have so far proven successful and a road test set for August is set to pave the way for early implementation […]

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Indonesia to explore B30 to suck up palm oil supplies

Indonesia to explore B30 to suck up palm oil supplies

July 10, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the president has asked for a feasibility study into increasing the domestic biodiesel blending mandate to 30% from the current 20% that could add an extra 500,000 metric tons of palm oil demand annually. The industries minister said increasing the blend is meant to reduce the country’s reliance […]

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Dutch foreign minister seeks to help Indonesia avoid palm oil ban

Dutch foreign minister seeks to help Indonesia avoid palm oil ban

July 3, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Globe reports that the Dutch foreign minister met with his Indonesian counterpart to discuss how to keep the European market and particularly the Dutch market open to palm oil imports despite a tripartite agreement made two weeks ago by the European Parliament, European Commission and European member states to ban its […]

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European imports of Indonesia palm oil slide following anti campaigns

European imports of Indonesia palm oil slide following anti campaigns

May 31, 2018 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that palm oil exports to the European Union fell drastically by 13% during the first four months of 2018 on the back of anti-palm oil campaigns as well as higher canola stocks. Seasonal exports to India ahead of Ramadan also fell, with the drops in two major markets contributing to a […]

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Indonesia considers stop on all palm oil exports to EU

Indonesia considers stop on all palm oil exports to EU

May 27, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the government is considering a stop on all palm oil exports to the European Union altogether, depending on results of a current study that looks at the impacts of doing so and based on their growing exports of palm oil to countries in Africa, the Middle East and China. The council has commissioned […]

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Indonesia preparing for B25 in 2019

Indonesia preparing for B25 in 2019

May 23, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the government plans to boost its current 20% biodiesel blending mandate to 25% early next year in an effort to save $1 billion in fossil fuel imports as well as to absorb more of its domestic palm oil production. Currently, the energy ministry is working to develop the […]

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Indonesian president vastly expands smallholder replanting scheme

Indonesian president vastly expands smallholder replanting scheme

May 14, 2018 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that the president is rolling out an extension of a new program started this year to help regenerate small oil palm plantations. The first phase of the project was for 20,000 ha but he is not calling for 185,000 ha of smallholder plantations to be rejuvenated. More than 5.6 million ha […]

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China could import 500,000 tons more palm oil annually from Indonesia

China could import 500,000 tons more palm oil annually from Indonesia

May 7, 2018 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that China’s premier said his country is open to increasing the quota on imports of palm oil by 500,000 metric tons. Of the total 5 million tons of palm oil China consumed last year, 3.73 million tons came from Indonesia. With the EU looking to potentially ban palm oil for biodiesel […]

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Small Indonesian oil palm farmers union sues government for misuse of subsidies

Small Indonesian oil palm farmers union sues government for misuse of subsidies

April 25, 2018 |

In Indonesia, small oil palm farmers have had enough of the subsidy for oil majors to blend biodiesel with no knock on effects for them, so as a result the main oil palm farmers union SPKS said it is going to sue the government for failing to invest part of the more than $1 billion […]

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