From: Reuters
Published January 14, 2008 04:37 AM

Indonesia seeks to nearly double biodiesel output

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian palm oil-based biodiesel output is expected to nearly double to 1.3 million tonnes this year on expected strong demand in the overseas market, a senior industry official said on Monday.

Biodiesel capacity is expected to increase by 600,000 tonnes this year from the existing 1.2-1.3 million tonnes a year, said Paulus Tjakrawan, secretary general of the Association of Indonesian Biofuels Producers.

Indonesia, the world's biggest palm oil grower, produced 700,000 tonnes of palm-based biodiesel last year.

(Reporting by Fitri Wulandari and Sambit Mohanty; editing by Sugita Katyal)


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