Monday, May 18, 2009

Indonesia – Bio-diesel exports to rise 20%

Indonesia’s exports of crude palm oil-based bio-diesel in 2009 are projected to rise around 20% from 490,000 mt in 2008, Asia Pulse reports.

The second deputy chairman of the Indonesia Palm Oil Council (DMSI) said: "exports will rise because demand will also rise as oil supply will probably drop quite a bit." He said the export rise needed to be supported by improving port infrastructure and in view of that he called on the government to immediately provide special pipe network for the distribution of the commodity. "The distribution network of palm oil-based biodiesel must be made exclusively because it could not mix with that for distributing CPO or coconut oil," he said. (18 May 2009)

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