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July 17, 2019
Indonesia’s palm-based biodiesel industry enjoyed a large expansion in 2018 with the beginning of nationwide expansion of B20 to the non-public (Non-PSO) transport sector....
July 9, 2019
On April 30, 2019, U.S. Embassy Seoul’s Office of Agricultural Affairs, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Korea office, and the Korea Biofuels Forum (KBF) jointly hosted the 2019 Seoul Fuel Ethanol....
March 18, 2019
With further expansion in mature area, palm oil production is forecast to continue to increase, reaching 43 million tons in 2019/20.
February 19, 2019
The 2018/19 PS&D forecasts are mostly unchanged.
December 6, 2018
Ethanol production using sugarcane and molasses in 2018 is expected to increase to 270 million liters (ML) from 235 ML the previous year as aggregate capacity increases.
November 25, 2018
Japan’s current renewable energy policy focuses on the generation of power from solar, wind, biomass and geothermal sources.
November 19, 2018
Australia’s biofuels industry situation has not experienced any drastic changes and essentially remains the same as last year.
September 26, 2018
A weakening rupiah and increasing current account deficit have led the Government of Indonesia to expand the mandated 20 percent blending of biodiesel (B20) to non-Public Sector transportation.
August 20, 2018
Indonesia biodiesel production is forecast slightly higher in 2018, as the Public Service Obligation (blending mandate) program continues and exports rise. Indonesia does not import biodiesel.
August 13, 2018
On June 26, 2018, the Agricultural Affairs Office at U.S. Embassy Seoul, the U.S. Grains Council Korea office and the Korea Biofuels Forum jointly hosted the 2018 Seoul Bioethanol Conference.
August 1, 2018
Indonesian soybean imports decreased 17 percent through April 2017/18 due to a weakening rupiah and price uncertainty over tariffs imposed by China on U.S. soybeans.
April 25, 2018
On April 17, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced a revision to its biofuel policy that creates a market opportunity for up to 366 million liters....
March 20, 2018
Palm oil production is expected to increase from 38.5 million tons in 2017/18 to 40.5 million tons in 2018/19.
January 5, 2018
On December 29, 2017, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) invited public comments on changes to its fuel ethanol policy.
January 1, 2018
Indonesia’s plans to develop bioethanol continue to face strong headwinds from costly inputs, capacity limitations and trade restrictions limiting imports of alternative feedstock.
December 26, 2017
Distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) are a byproduct of corn ethanol production. This derivative is primarily used in compound animal feeds as a vegetable based protein.
December 15, 2017
Japan is likely to finalize a determination in January, 2018, that will allow the use of U.S. corn-based ethanol in the production of bio-Ethyl Tert-Butyl Ether (ETBE) from 2018.
October 27, 2017
The planned rollout of 10 percent biodiesel blend (B10), initially scheduled on July 1, 2016, and deferred to January 1, 2017, has been postponed indefinitely.
October 25, 2017
Total ethanol production for 2018 is forecast to grow on strong demand and policy support.
October 25, 2017
Local ethanol production is expected to increase through 2018 with import growth not expected to fully offset rising demand.

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