Potential biofuel production pathways in Indonesia: Overview of processes, feedstocks, and types of fuel

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. There is strong policy support in the country for biodiesel, and the government has also recently started to encourage the use of biogas and biomass for the electricity sector. In order for biofuels policy to support Indonesia’s commitment to low-carbon growth, however, it is crucial to choose feedstocks that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. This briefing provides an overview of many of the biofuel production pathway options that are likely to be of interest to Indonesian policymakers.