Tag: Indonesia

Indonesia looking to change palm oil levy policy to raise more funds

Indonesia looking to change palm oil levy policy to raise more funds

September 8, 2020 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports the government is looking to adjust its palm oil export levy in order to raise more money for biodiesel subsidies. The current levy is a flat $55 per metric ton no matter the price of palm oil, but the new policy will see the levy increase $5 for every $25 palm […]

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Pertamina sees Indonesian biodiesel sales falling 12% in 2020

Pertamina sees Indonesian biodiesel sales falling 12% in 2020

August 31, 2020 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports Pertamina expects 2020 biodiesel sales to fall 12% on the year to 28.2 billion liters. The company told parliament it sees sales rebounding in 2021, however, back up to 31.5 billion liters, of which 26.6 billion liters will be from Pertamina. COVID-19 has significantly impact fuel demand, which has hit biodiesel […]

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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 may raise CPO export tariffs to further subsidize biodiesel

Indonesia may raise CPO export tariffs to further subsidize biodiesel

August 19, 2020 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports the country is looking to increase levies on palm oil exports in order to support biodiesel blending. Oil prices are expected to remain weak next year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to weigh on demand, together with oversupply issues globally, which hurts the competitiveness of palm oil biodiesel. In June, the […]

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Study looks at species protection and palm oil development in Indonesia

Study looks at species protection and palm oil development in Indonesia

August 16, 2020 |

In Germany, in an interdisciplinary study by the Universities of Göttingen, Hohenheim and Indonesian partner universities, examines the environmental, social and economic consequences of land-use transitions in a tropical smallholder landscape on Sumatra, Indonesia and the economic-ecological conflicting goals of developments for the oil palm landscapes. Land-use transitions can enhance the livelihoods of smallholder farmers […]

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Indonesia Picks Up Allies In WTO Palm Fight

Indonesia Picks Up Allies In WTO Palm Fight

August 9, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Palm Oil Monitor reports that Indonesia has picked up a number of allies in its battle with the EU over the bloc’s ban of palm oil in its renewable energy scheme. An additional 18 countries have reserved their rights to participate in the proceedings as third parties, including palm producers Malaysia, Thailand, […]

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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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Indonesian biodiesel consumption seen falling 13.6% on year

Indonesian biodiesel consumption seen falling 13.6% on year

July 29, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports biodiesel consumption is expected to fall 13.6% on the year to 8.3 billion liters due to COVID-19 impacts on fuel demand. Pertamina expects overall fuel demand to drop 25% on the year, figures which then form the basis for Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry data. Falling demand for aviation […]

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Palm oil producing countries see EU’s Farm-to-Fork strategy as opportunity to work together

Palm oil producing countries see EU’s Farm-to-Fork strategy as opportunity to work together

July 27, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Secretariat of Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) acknowledges the statement by the European Commissioner for Trade on behalf of the European Commission in response to parliamentary question E-001194/2020, which may indicate a new willingness by Europe to collaborate with palm oil producing countries to foster an even more sustainable supply chain. The […]

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Pertamina to test its 3% palm oil jet fuel by year’s end

Pertamina to test its 3% palm oil jet fuel by year’s end

July 23, 2020 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports Pertamina is preparing to test its 3% palm oil-based jet fuel by the end of the year as part of its wider push to increase palm oil fuel production in line with the government’s policy. The palm oil will be co-refined with fossil fuel to produce the greener jet fuel at […]

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