Tag: B40

Indonesia trialing B40s blends in cold temps in the mountains of Java

Indonesia trialing B40s blends in cold temps in the mountains of Java

October 26, 2022 |

In Indonesia, Bloomberg reports B40 vehicles trials are moving to the island of Java over the next few weeks where six Toyota Innova minivans will be tested at higher altitudes. Since palm oil-based biodiesel tends to solidify in colder temperatures, the aim is to see if the higher blend can keep the vehicles running up […]

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Indonesia kicks off B40 road tests

Indonesia kicks off B40 road tests

July 28, 2022 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports the government has kicked off road testing for B40 with a decision on public use of the higher blend expected by the end of the year. Standard B40 will be tested but also B30 together with 10% green diesel produced from refined bleached and deodorized palm oil that was developed by […]

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Indonesia plans B40 biodiesel road tests next month

Indonesia plans B40 biodiesel road tests next month

January 17, 2022 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports the government will launch B40 road tests in February as it works to eventually roll out the higher blend. Currently 30% biodiesel in blended with fossil diesel but the country wants to push for 40%, 50% and eventually 100% biodiesel to support the local palm oil industry while reducing foreign exchange […]

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Indonesia’s B40 plans on hold due to high palm oil prices

Indonesia’s B40 plans on hold due to high palm oil prices

August 26, 2021 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that high palm oil prices are forcing the country to push back its B40 ambitions. Originally set for roll out in July from the current 30% blending level, the program has been delayed indefinitely but a senior energy ministry official did indicate it would be difficult to reach B40 in 2022. […]

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Indonesia can’t afford B40 program for now

Indonesia can’t afford B40 program for now

November 26, 2020 |

In Indonesia, Hydrocarbon Processing reports the country’s plans to roll out B40 next year have been put on hold due to a lack of funding. It is already struggling to fund the current B30 program so it sees B40 very unlikely. What’s more, tests are still ongoing for B40 which will be a blend of […]

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B40 biodiesel program unlikely to continue next year

B40 biodiesel program unlikely to continue next year

November 17, 2020 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that Indonesia is unlikely to proceed with plans to raise the bio-content of its palm oil-based biodiesel to 40% next year as it struggles to fund the program, an energy ministry official told parliament on Monday. Instead, the Southeast Asian country will retain its biodiesel B30 programme which makes it compulsory […]

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Indonesian B40 testing seen running through November

Indonesian B40 testing seen running through November

August 26, 2020 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports the country is pushing ahead with its research into the viability of a 40% biodiesel blend scheduled for July next year, with testing expected to wrap up in November. COVID-19 forced the cancellation of road testing, which was first planned for April, as well as changing testing methods so ensure the […]

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Indonesia hopes to get B40 in place for July 2021

Indonesia hopes to get B40 in place for July 2021

July 30, 2020 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that fossil fuel prices have recovered significantly enough from the COVID-19 pandemic that it is again looking at implementing B40 in July 2021. Low crude oil prices had weighed on the economic viability of increasing the blending level from the current 30% despite subsidies, but now prices are recovering sufficiently to […]

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Biofuels experts concerned not enough time to implement B40 by 2021

Biofuels experts concerned not enough time to implement B40 by 2021

March 16, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that the president’s ambitious plans to boost biodiesel blending to 40% by next year are seen by experts as probably too ambitious and will be very difficult to implement. They say that it will take more than a year for biodiesel producers to boost production and achieve the […]

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Indonesia aiming for B40 by July 2021

Indonesia aiming for B40 by July 2021

February 24, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Tempo newspaper reports that the government is looking to implement B40 in July 2021 as it pushes towards its midway goal of B50. Currently blending is at 30%, having moved up from 20% at the start of 2020. In order to reach the long-term goal of B100, however, the country said technology […]

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