August 30, 2018 / 10:10 AM / 3 months ago

Indonesia's 2018 biodiesel exports seen at around 1 mln tonnes - assoc

JAKARTA, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Indonesia’s exports of unblended biodiesel this year is seen at around 1 million tonnes, up from around 300,000 tonnes last year, an official at Indonesia Biofuels Producer Association (APROBI) said on Thursday.

“Exports to Europe has resumed, there are also shipments to China and India,” Paulus Tjakrawan, vice chairman of APROBI, told reporters, adding that shipments to China was “quite big”.

Up to July, APROBI members have exported 716,599 tonnes of the fuel.

Indonesia resumed shipments of biodiesel to Europe after European Union in March removed duties on biodiesel imports for 13 Indonesian and Argentine producers.

This year’s unblended biodiesel production is estimated at 5 million tonnes, Tjakrawan said. (Reporting by Bernadette Christina Munthe Writing by Fransiska Nangoy; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

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