Tag: Indonesia

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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Pertamina successfully produces renewable diesel at Dumai refinery

Pertamina successfully produces renewable diesel at Dumai refinery

July 15, 2020 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports Pertamina has successfully produced renewable diesel from 100% palm oil at its Dumai refinery. The facility has a 1,000 barrel per day production capacity. The company said it has now demonstrated the technical capacity of its technology using proprietary catalysts developed by its researchers, a catalytic cracking process and hydrogen gas, […]

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Indonesia provides biodiesel producers with $195M but leaves out smallholders

Indonesia provides biodiesel producers with $195M but leaves out smallholders

July 6, 2020 |

In Indonesia, MongaBay reports that environmental groups have railed against the Indonesian government’s decision to provide $195 million in subsidies for palm oil biodiesel producers while leaving farmers in the lurch. Farmers are currently earning just 5 cents per kilo of oil palm fruit compared to 9 cents they would normally get due to COVID-19 […]

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Indonesia’s “green diesel” plant pushed back to 2026

Indonesia’s “green diesel” plant pushed back to 2026

June 16, 2020 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that the country’s plan to produce “green diesel” domestically by 2023 has been pushed back three years as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fuel is meant to be produced from 100% palm oil as the country works to push beyond its current B30 mandate to B40 in 2021 and […]

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Indonesia’s B30 2020 consumption seen lower at 8B liters

Indonesia’s B30 2020 consumption seen lower at 8B liters

June 15, 2020 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that a combination of falling fuel demand due to COVID-19 and low petroleum prices will only see the country blend about 8 billion liters of B30 this year compared to the 9.6 billion liters previously expected. Between January and March, the country consumed 2.1 billion liters of B30. It has been […]

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Indonesia pushes biodiesel production costs down 20%

Indonesia pushes biodiesel production costs down 20%

June 9, 2020 |

In Indonesia, Bloomberg reports the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has managed to cut the cost of palm oil biodiesel production by 20%. Getting biodiesel down to $80 per metric ton will help to ensure that the B30 blending mandate is affordable for the country’s subsidy schemes that are primarily funded on duties levied on […]

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