July 16, 2019 / 4:48 AM / 4 months ago

Indonesia sees 55% rise in unblended biodiesel consumption in 2020 from B30 - official

JAKARTA, July 16 (Reuters) -

* Indonesia predicted a 54.8% increase in consumption of fatty acid methyl ester in 2020 to 9.6 million kilolitres (kl), from 6.2 million kl estimated in 2019, deputy energy minister Arcandra Tahar told a forum on Tuesday

* Indonesia aims to increase mandatory level of bio-content in biodiesel next year to 30%, known as B30, from 20% currently

* The world’s top palm oil exporter consumed an estimated 2.89 million kl of unblended biodiesel in H1 2019 (Reporting by Bernadette Christina Munthe Writing by Gayatri Suroyo; editing by Uttaresh.V)

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