20 September 2011

INKUD, Lestari Pasifik to build 616 bio-ethanol plants

China to be the primary market for bio-ethanol produced by the factories

PT INKUD Exchange signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday with Malaysian biotechnology firm Lestari Pasifik Berhad to establish a joint venture aiming to set up 616 bio-refinery factories to process oil palm waste into bio-ethanol in Indonesia and Malaysia over the next five years.

Following the agreement, INKUD Exchange – a joint venture between the Federation of Indonesia Rural Cooperatives (Inkud), green advocates and Lestari Pasifik Berhad will set up a pilot project in Sumatra.

…Full text: www.thejakartapost.com/news/2011/09/20/inkud-lestari-pasifik-build-616-bio-ethanol-plants.html

Keywords: waste, fruit bunches, bio-ethanol, rural areas, setup-plants

Source: Jakarta Post, 2011-09-20.

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