The Palm Scribe

Indonesia biofuel exports hit 16 percent by end of August 2019

Indonesia exported 1,094,127 kiloliters of biofuel in the first eight months of 2019, or 16 percent of its entire production from January to August, the Association of Biofuel Producers of Indonesia (APROBI) said.

Indonesia produced 6,886,500 kiloliters of biofuel up to August this year, and exports stood at 15.89 percent, a statistic published on the official APROBI website said.

Domestic consumption in the same period stood at 4,984,915 kiloliters with the highest monthly consumption in February, at 699,847 kiloliters.

Indonesia, the world’s top producer, exporter and consumer of palm oil, with a production of 34.7 million tons for the January-August 2019 period, or 98,259,457 kiloliters, according to data released by the Indonesian Association of Palm Oil Producers (GAPKI).

The government is trying to boost domestic biofuel consumption, including by imposing a mandatory 20 percent palm oil mixture in diesel oil for transportation. The ratio is to be increased to 30 percent next year.

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