Indonesia is set for sweet success with ethanol drive

Kovac, Matt
March 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;3/26/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 59, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports on a biofuels agreement signed by Indonesia with Brazil that would help diversify ethanol production. The Indonesian government will receive technological and scientific aid from Brazil, which has become a global force in ethanol production from sugar cane. Despite being a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Indonesia wants to reduce its dependency on oil. As well as making ethanol from sugar cane, it also wants to produce ethanol from cassava.


Related Articles

  • Cellulosic biofuels still long way off. Bechman, Tom J. // Wisconsin Agriculturist;Nov2011, Vol. 242 Issue 11, p54 

    The article reports that the biofuels industry will not meet the production of 16 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol annually by 2022 required by the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) without advancement in technology or investment.

  • Pretreatment of Whole-Crop Harvested, Ensiled Maize for Ethanol Production. M. Thomsen; J. Holm-Nielsen; P. Oleskowicz-Popiel; A. Thomsen // Applied Biochemistry & Biotechnology;Mar2008, Vol. 148 Issue 1-3, p23 

    Abstract  To have all-year-round available feedstock, whole-crop maize is harvested premature, when it still contains enough moisture for the anaerobic ensiling process. Silage preparation is a well-known procedure for preserving plant material. At first, this method was applied to obtain...

  • Toughtimes. Shaw, Charlie // ICIS Chemical Business;10/8/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 13, p5 

    The article reports that it has been a difficult nine months for European bioethanol producers, and opinions are mixed about the market's prospects. Producers have had a hard time making any profit because of growing production costs, the burden of which they have struggled to pass on to...

  • Ethanol Industry Facing Challenges. Thiesse, Kent // Corn & Soybean Digest Exclusive Insight;8/31/2011, p4 

    The article focuses on the challenges confronting the ethanol industry in 2011. It states that more than 85% of the motor fuel being sold in the U.S. contain certain types of ethanol blend, reducing the need for oil imports from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other...

  • Biofuel: Brazilian Leadership. Hirata, Flavio // Farm Chemicals International;Jun2007, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p34 

    The article provides an overview on the production of biofuel in Brazil. The country produces alcohol from sugarcane and develops bio-kerosene from oily plants for airplane fuel. An estimated one million people are employed in sugarcane cultivation. In June 2005, the market share of automobiles...

  • Thin stillage fractionation using ultrafiltration: resistance in series model. Amit Arora; Bruce Dien; Ronald Belyea; Ping Wang; Vijay Singh; M. Tumbleson; Kent Rausch // Bioprocess & Biosystems Engineering;Feb2009, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p225 

    Abstract  The corn based dry grind process is the most widely used method in the US for fuel ethanol production. Fermentation of corn to ethanol produces whole stillage after ethanol is removed by distillation. It is centrifuged to separate thin stillage from wet grains. Thin stillage...

  • Use of tropical maize for bioethanol production. Chen, Ming-Hsu; Kaur, Prabhjot; Dien, Bruce; Below, Frederick; Vincent, Michael; Singh, Vijay // World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology;Aug2013, Vol. 29 Issue 8, p1509 

    Tropical maize is an alternative energy crop being considered as a feedstock for bioethanol production in the North Central and Midwest United States. Tropical maize is advantageous because it produces large amounts of soluble sugars in its stalks, creates a large amount of biomass, and requires...

  • Is There a Bitter Flavor in Sustainability for the Sugar-Alcohol Industry? Paiva, Ely Laureano; Biazzin, Cristiane; Di Serio, Luiz Carlos; de Andrade, Marta Cleia Ferreira // Journal of Operations & Supply Chain Management;Jan-Jun2015, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p46 

    Biofuel has been pointed out as one "green" option for traditional fossil fuels like petroleum. Brazil is one the leading countries within this proposal competing globally with its sugar ethanol. Nevertheless, there is a debate between corn ethanol and sugar ethanol. regarding the...

  • Implications for biofuels in a low oil price environment. BLAND, ADAM // Chemical Week;7/6/2015, Vol. 177 Issue 18, Special section p12 

    The article focuses on the implication of the decline in the international oil price on the biofuel production. Topics discussed include the impact of the decision of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to maintain its production, the establishment and provision of...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics