Because of its abundant biofuel feedstocks, Indonesia has the potential to produce biofuels via a number of pathways, including using different technologies and feedstocks to create different fuels.

Although the majority of the on-road vehicle fleet in the United States is fueled by gasoline, diesel combustion makes up an overwhelming share of vehicle air pollution emissions. Air pollution emissions can be affected by blending biodiesel into diesel fuel.

Today, virtually all biodiesel in Indonesia is produced from palm oil. But as the government is seeking to increase biodiesel blending rates in the years ahead, this single feedstock might not be adequate to support those ambitions.

The Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Gas present this sixth report on the subject “Review of Progress in Production of Non-Conventional Fuels with Specific Reference to Bio-Fuels”. Government has emphasized on achieving energy security of the country with a target of reducing import dependence i.e. usage of fossil fuels.

As Indonesia moves toward more advanced vehicle emission standards, lower sulfur limits in fuel, and palm biodiesel expansion, it is important to understand the impact that increasing palm biodiesel blending rates is likely to have on vehicle emissions.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Residents of Gram Panchayat Atun, Bhilwada Vs State of Rajasthan dated 15/07/2020. A factual and action taken report was filed by the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board with reference to the allegation of illegal operation of Washwell Bio-diesel Plant, Chittor Road, Village Atun, District Bhilwada Rajasthan without NOC causing pollution affecting the inhabitants of the area.

India’s 2018 National Policy on Biofuels sets ambitious biofuel targets of 20% ethanol blending and 5% biodiesel blending, both by 2030, and aims to source these biofuels only from sustainable feedstocks that do not threaten food security.

Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has issued Gazette notification No. GSR 728 (E) on 29th June 2017 for amending the Motor Spirit and High Speed Diesel (Regulation of Supply, Distribution and Prevention of Malpractices) Order dated 19th December 2005.

The European Union (EU) will continue incentivizing the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels through its recast Renewable Energy Directive for 2021-2030 (RED II).

Indonesia has an ambitious 20% blending mandate for biodiesel in transport diesel fuel and relies almost entirely on palm oil to meet this target. This white paper assesses the potential of used cooking oil (UCO) as a biofuel feedstock in Indonesia.