2019, transition year of bioenergy

Out of five renewable energy sources being developed in Indonesia, bioenergy saw the most progress this year as Indonesia escalated a policy mandating the use of biofuel-blended diesel. Otherwise, renewable energy development and investments are poised to fall behind annual targets. August marked Indonesia”s 11th month of mandating the use of 20 percent blended biodiesel…

Airbus for Palm Oil? Indonesia-EU Trade Negotiation Continues Amid Tension

Jakarta – Indonesia will continue negotiations on an economic agreement with the European Union despite growing tension, after a leaked document revealed the EU intended to exclude palm oil-derived biofuels from trade between the two countries by 2021. Deputy foreign minister Mahendra Siregar said his ministry’s first priority is to make sure Indonesia’s biggest export…