Opportunities for waste fats and oils as feedstocks for biodiesel and renewable diesel in Indonesia

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. Indonesia is also seeking opportunities to produce renewable diesel, a more advanced biofuel that can be made from the same oil and fat feedstocks as biodiesel, but which possesses superior compatibility properties as a drop-in fuel. This paper therefore evaluates the potential for Indonesia to diversify its biofuel industry by including waste feedstocks.