Indonesia’s Pertamina ends deal with Italy’s Eni for palm oil fuel project -Pertamina CEO

JAKARTA, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Indonesia state energy company PT Pertamina has ended a partnership with Italian oil, gas and power firm Eni SpA to process palm oil into fuel, Pertamina’s chief executive told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday. Pertamina’s Nicke Widyawati said during the hearing that Eni required internationally recognised certification for palm oil,…

USU to open palm oil program following announcement of Nadiem’s ‘Freedom Campus’ policy

North Sumatra University (USU) in Medan plans to open a brand new palm oil program following the announcement of the Education and Culture Ministry’s Kampus Merdeka (Freedom Campus) policy, which gives universities across the country greater freedom to establish new programs. USU rector Runtung Sitepu said the program would be fitting, as North Sumatra was…

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…