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Indonesia starts testing 30% biodiesel in cars amid push to boost palm oil consumption

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia on Thursday began testing biodiesel with a bio-content of 30% in cars, its energy ministry said, as the Southeast Asian nation pushes to boost local markets for its vast …

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Indonesia calls on palm oil industry, obscured by secrecy, to remain opaque

The Indonesian government has called on the country’s palm oil companies to refrain from releasing their plantation data, citing national security, privacy and competition reasons. The …

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Illegal fishing heats up diplomatic exchanges between Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia – SeafoodSource

Illegal fishing heats up diplomatic exchanges between Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia  SeafoodSource

Diplomatic relations in Southeast Asia have been strained in recent weeks following alleged IUU fishing by Vietnamese fishing vessels in foreign waters.

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Indonesia sinks 51 foreign boats to fight against poaching – Washington Post

Indonesia sinks 51 foreign boats to fight against poaching  Washington Post

Indonesian authorities have resumed their tough stance against illegal fishing in the country’s water by sinking 51 foreign ships.

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Palm oil, logging firms the usual suspects as Indonesia fires flare anew

Fires have flared up once again on concessions held by palm oil and logging companies in Riau province on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. For many of the companies involved, this isn’t the …

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Indonesia, Malaysia send letter protesting EU palm oil curbs

JAKARTA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The leaders of Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s two biggest palm oil producers, sent a letter of objection to the European Union criticizing its decision to no longer …

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Indonesia and Malaysia send objection letter to EU over palm oil phaseout

The world’s top producers of palm oil have signed a joint letter of objection to the European Union over its plan to phase out the use of the vegetable oil in renewable fuel, an Indonesian official …

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Indonesia Blocks EU Spirits, Link Seen to Palm Oil Spat-Industry

BRUSSELS — European spirits makers say they are facing difficulties exporting drinks to Indonesia amid tension after Jakarta said it was unhappy with an EU decision that palm oil should not be …

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Indonesia threatens to quit Paris climate deal over palm oil

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A senior Indonesian minister warned on Wednesday Southeast Asia’s biggest economy could consider exiting the Paris climate deal if the European Union goes ahead with a plan to …

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Indonesia Threatens to Ban European Goods in Dispute Over Palm Oil

Indonesia threatened to ban imports of goods from the European Union in retaliation for the bloc’s move to impose stricter limits on how palm oil can be used in green fuels. The world’s largest palm …

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