Billions go into biofuels

Kovac, Matt
March 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;3/12/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 57, p15
Trade Publication
The article reports that Indonesia has attracted foreign and domestic investment for its biofuel program. In February 2007, foreign corporations signed deals totaling to $12.4 billion to convert palm oil and sugar cane into ethanol or biodiesel. The nation wants as much as 17% of its energy requirements to be met by renewable sources of energy by 2025.


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