Tag: Indonesia

Groundbreaking held for Indonesia’s biobased $370M epichlorohydrin manufacturing plant

Groundbreaking held for Indonesia’s biobased $370M epichlorohydrin manufacturing plant

November 14, 2022 |

In Indonesia, the proposed $370 million epichlorohydrin (ECH) manufacturing plant project in Samalaju Industrial Park held its groundbreaking ceremony recently. The project is a joint venture investment by OCiKumho Sdn Bhd and Korea Kumho Petro Chemical Group. When operational, the new plant will produce ECH through hydroelectric power with bio-glycerin and natural salts. ECH is […]

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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 heading to E20 in 2023 but only 5% ethanol

Indonesia heading to E20 in 2023 but only 5% ethanol

October 18, 2022 |

In Indonesia, Bloomberg reports the country aims to implement an E20 blend at the pump next year. State-owned oil company Pertamina has wanted to blend ethanol for some time, but low oil prices kept it from doing so while its new net zero ambitions for 2060 are helping it to move the dial. The new […]

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Indonesia boosts B30 blending volume estimate to 11.03B liters

Indonesia boosts B30 blending volume estimate to 11.03B liters

August 29, 2022 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports the government has increased its blending estimate to 11.03 billion liters this year from 10.15 billion liters due to higher demand expected in Q4. The export levy waiver has been extended until October 31 to ensure price stability. Indonesia currently has a B30 blending mandate but is doing tests on higher […]

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Indonesian companies team on biofuel production from wastewater

Indonesian companies team on biofuel production from wastewater

August 8, 2022 |

In Indonesia, the Malaysia Reserve newspaper reports Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) has teamed with EMB Business Sdn Bhd to use wastewater processing for ethanol and biogas production. The companies say that 1.5% of 15 liters of wastewater can become ethanol and 15% can become biogas. They expect to build a commercial scale facility for […]

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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 likely to delay B35 roll out

Indonesia likely to delay B35 roll out

July 19, 2022 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports the country is likely to delay its B35 roll out that was scheduled for July 20 as regulatory issues with different ministries still need to be ironed out. Impacts of the higher blend on engines still need to be determined as well. The government sought to boost the blending mandate to […]

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Singapore could fight off really high prices until HDN showbies JV

Singapore could fight off really high prices until HDN showbies JV

July 6, 2022 |

In Indonesia, the Edge newspaper reports CGS-CIMB Research analysts saying that half of the investors in Singapore will next year find themselves playing Cinderella instead of raveling around the country. With biofuel futures expected to trend higher over the next month, the president expects to have to face off elections  challenges later than this year, […]

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Emergency building up for Indonesia palm oil farmers as prices crash

Emergency building up for Indonesia palm oil farmers as prices crash

July 5, 2022 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that with the country’s return to the global vegetable oil market following temporarily banning exports of palm oil during three weeks in May to ensure food security in light of the Russian invasion of the Ukraine, there are now concerns about an emergency building up for farmers thanks to the quickly […]

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Indonesia looking to boost biodiesel mandate levels to support farmers

Indonesia looking to boost biodiesel mandate levels to support farmers

July 4, 2022 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports Indonesia has proposed raising palm oil export quotas and is considering raising mandatory levels of biodiesel in fuel blends to prop up prices for farmers as domestic palm oil inventories run high, a minister said on Saturday. Palm oil inventories soared and factories limited purchases from farmers after Jakarta halted exports […]

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