Tag: Indonesia

Indonesia expects to hit B20 mandate this year despite water contamination hiccup

Indonesia expects to hit B20 mandate this year despite water contamination hiccup

November 23, 2016 |

In Indonesia, Pertamina has suffered a major setback with water contamination of biodiesel supplies in Jakarta, West Java and Banten two weeks ago that has slowed down sales significantly, but even so the government along with the palm oil industry believe the country’s 20% blending targets will still be met this year. The goal is […]

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New rules to ensure Indonesia achieves 20% biodiesel blending

New rules to ensure Indonesia achieves 20% biodiesel blending

October 25, 2016 |

In Indonesia, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has mandated the blending of 20% biodiesel and established a fine of 46 cents per liter against those who do not blend as required. In an effort to ensure sufficient supplies for blending, biodiesel producers are required to register with the government, a move that in conjunction […]

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Indonesia expects to collect 14% more levy funds in 2017 as exports increase

Indonesia expects to collect 14% more levy funds in 2017 as exports increase

October 19, 2016 |

In Indonesia, the Indonesia Estate Crop Fund that collects export levies on palm oil to then offset the cost of higher blends of more expensive biodiesel expects fund collection to rise 14% in 2017 as up to 10% more exports are anticipated. Production has begun to recover following negative El Niño impacts on oil palm, […]

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Weather boosts Indonesian palm oil production but soaring exports cut into stocks

Weather boosts Indonesian palm oil production but soaring exports cut into stocks

October 10, 2016 |

In Indonesia, improved weather has positively impacted palm oil production, boosting figures by 7% from to 2.98 million tons in August. Exports soared, however, thanks to increased demand from the European Union, China and the US with 2.23 million tons heading to foreign markets, 29% higher than the previous month. Prices have increased to near […]

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New report damns South Korean company for deforesting Indonesia to make way for palm oil

New report damns South Korean company for deforesting Indonesia to make way for palm oil

September 1, 2016 |

In Indonesia, a report commissioned by Mighty, the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements, SKP-KAMe Merauke and PUSAKA, Rainforest Foundation Norway and Transport & Environment, undertaken by Aidenvironment, reveals new satellite, photographic, and video evidence of massive deforestation and illegal burning of pristine rainforest by the Korean-Indonesian corporation Korindo, to support establishment of its palm oil plantations on […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia to source joint palm oil ambassador to boost global image

Malaysia and Indonesia to source joint palm oil ambassador to boost global image

August 31, 2016 |

In Malaysia, in an attempt to counter negative messaging from anti-palm oil critics, Malaysia and Indonesia are going to appoint a joint Palm Oil Ambassador whose mission it will be spread the word about palm oil’s benefits around the world. Non-tariff barriers such as “no palm oil” labels on foodstuffs are a growing concern for […]

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Indonesia’s palm oil reserves fall thanks to higher biodiesel blend

Indonesia’s palm oil reserves fall thanks to higher biodiesel blend

August 9, 2016 |

In Indonesia, the country’s biodiesel blending mandate is eating away at its palm oil reserves, helping to support prices. For the sixth month in a row, stocks fell in June, falling more than 8% from May to 1.8 million metric tons. Bloomberg estimates only expected stocks to fall about 3%. Exports rose slightly by 1% […]

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Indonesian student identifies high acidity bacteria to break down wheat straw into ethanol

Indonesian student identifies high acidity bacteria to break down wheat straw into ethanol

August 3, 2016 |

In Indonesia, a biology student at the University of Surabaya has determined that bacteria found in the Mount Ijens crater can be used to produce ethanol from wheat straw thanks to its high acidity level of zero. Though more research needs to be done on bacteria and other microorganisms that survive in the highly acidic […]

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Indonesia power giant says B30 a no go but government doesn’t buy it

Indonesia power giant says B30 a no go but government doesn’t buy it

July 11, 2016 |

In Indonesia, state-owned Perusahaan Listrik Negara says complying with the B30 mandate for power production would damage the company’s power generation equipment because after a while residues from the fuel will clog the systems. The company’s head of fuel procurement says a B20 blend would be safer and not lead to power outages. The government’s […]

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Asia Pulp & Paper backs community-led Indonesian biofuels project

Asia Pulp & Paper backs community-led Indonesian biofuels project

July 6, 2016 |

In Indonesia, Asia Pulp & Paperhas announced its support for a new community-led pilot scheme aimed at reducing the use of fossil fuels and increasing the availability of biofuels in Indonesia. Kemiri Sunan’s high yield of up to 10 tonnes of oil per hectare make it an attractive source of biofuel, with waste used to […]

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