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Honda tests congestion minimization technology on public roads in Indonesia, finds >20% improvement in fuel efficiency

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conducted public-road testing of its new traffic congestion minimization technology ( earlier post ) in Indonesia and verified the effectiveness of the technology in delaying the development of congestion and in improving fuel efficiency by more than 20%.

Toyota to increase production capacity in Indonesia

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN), Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) vehicle production subsidiary in Indonesia, plans to increase the annual production capacity of TMMIN’s Karawang Plant from 100,000 vehicles to 140,000 vehicles by early 2013. Toyota began import and sales activities in Indonesia in 1971, marking 40 years of. began in 2004 and was followed by the “Fortuner” SUV in 2005, making Indonesia an.

News in brief: Toyota targets Indonesia growth

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Toyota is to increase its annual production capacity in Indonesia as it targets further growth in the area. Green cars Latest news Toyota Indonesia Toyota IndonesiaIts Karawang Plant will see its capacity increase from 100,000 vehicles to 140,000 vehicles by early 2013 – this will include a new capital investment of US$202million and the hiring of new employees. The company first began [.].

Honda tackles traffic to boost fuel economy by 20 per cent

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Green cars Honda Latest news App fuel economy green cars Indonesia smartphone traffic congestionMaking our fuel go further isn’t just about driving vehicles with better fuel economy ratings: it’s also about adjusting our driving behaviour.

Ride-sharer Grab to invest $700M in “Grab 4 Indonesia” 2020 master plan

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Grab, the leading ride-hailing platform in Southeast Asia, launched its “Grab 4 Indonesia” 2020 master plan, endorsed by Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal (BKPM), the Government of Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board. Under the plan, Grab will invest US$700 million in Indonesia over the next four years to support Indonesia’s goal of becoming Southeast Asia’s largest digital economy by 2020. Indonesia is Grab’s largest market in Southeast Asia.

ABS to class first CNG carrier; intra-Indonesia transport

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ABS, a leading provider of global marine classification services, has been chosen to class the world’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier, which has been ordered by Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN).

Audi launches car assembly in Indonesia

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Audi has launched car manufacturing operations in Indonesia. Audi is stepping up the pace in Asian markets, and Indonesia is a dynamic growth region. The carmaker is working with INDOMOBIL/Garuda Mataram Motor to assemble Audi A4 1.8 TFSI and A6 2.0 TFSI cars in the capital city Jakarta. Around 2,700 cars will be assembled there by 2015, including 2,000 Audi A4 models, for the Indonesian market. The first A4 and A6 models were delivered to Indonesian customers in January.

Suzuki to triple output in Indonesia

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Japanese carmaker Suzuki has set its sights on massive growth in the increasingly important market of Indonesia. Green cars Latest news Suzuki Indonesia Indonesia automotive market ThailandIt wants to triple its output in the country to 150,000 units a year and plans to invest around US$390million to set up engine manufacturing operations in the region, in order to achieve this goal. With the investment [.].

US/Indonesia agreement on sustainable air transportation and aviation alternative fuels

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The agreement will create additional partnership opportunities between the US Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative ( CAAFI ) and Indonesia’s Aviation Biofuels and Renewable Energy Task Force ( ABRETF ). This agreement with Indonesia will also allow the FAA to further leverage the work of the Aviation Sustainability Center ( ASCENT ), which is the agency’s Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment.

Toyota introduces new 1.0L compact in Indonesia; targeting first-time family car owners

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PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM), Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC’s) sales subsidiary in Indonesia, launched the “Agya”, an affordable new compact car equipped with a 1.0L engine, in Indonesia today. Daihatsu) and is produced by PT Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM), Daihatsu’s subsidiary in Indonesia. Also today, Daihatsu’s vehicle sales company in Indonesia, PT Astra International Tbk, launched the “Ayla”, the Agya’s Daihatsu-brand sibling.

Audi takes its car manufacturing to Indonesia

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Audi Green cars Latest news Audi car manufacturing Audi cars Indonesia Indonesia carsThe global car market just keeps on expanding with the Indonesian market the latest to feel the influx from foreign car makers. Now Audi has launched manufacturing operations in the country as it works with INDOMOBIL/Garuda Mataram Motor on the assembly of the Audi A4 1.8 TFSI and the Audi A6 2.0 TFSI vehicles in [.].

Daihatsu and Toyota form new cooperative business in Indonesia; new compact Daihatsu and Toyota models

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Daihatsu Motor and Toyota Motor are forming a new cooperative business in Indonesia, under which the two companies are to respectively market a new Daihatsu-brand and Toyota-brand compact car there. Vehicle planning and development is to be carried out by Daihatsu, while production is to take place at the new Suryacipta, Indonesia factory of P.T. Both the vehicles are planned for display at the Indonesia International Motor Show in September as models planned for sale in Indonesia.

Report: Suzuki to build another engine plant in Indonesia, tripling its output

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plans to build another engine factory in Indonesia, tripling its output there to 150,000 units a year. The company plans to start up the engine plant and a facility for cast and forged engine parts at around the same time.Suzuki has been assembling its mainstay Swift and SX4 subcompacts in Indonesia, and is working to lift its annual output capacity there from 120,000 vehicles to at least 150,000 next spring. The Nikkei reports that Suzuki Motor Corp.

Singapore smog linked to land-clearing forest fires

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A haze in the country is being caused by illegal forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia''s Sumatra Island. While noise pollution might be the topic of discussion for our Green Piece this week, over in Singapore, its air pollution that is causing concern today.

Celanese signs MOU with PERTAMINA to advance fuel ethanol projects in Indonesia using TCX process

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Celanese Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Pertamina, the state-owned energy company of the Republic of Indonesia, and will begin the detailed project planning phase for the development of fuel ethanol projects in Indonesia. The development of ethanol business is in line with the Government of the Republic of Indonesia’s policy to implement Indonesian target in Energy Mix 2025.

Sasol to Study Viability of $10B Coal-to-Liquids Project in Indonesia

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Sasol and the Indonesian government have signed a preliminary agreement to study the viability of developing a coal-to-liquids facility project in Indonesia, with estimated project cost of more than $10 billion. The technology could help unlock Indonesia’s abundant coal reserves and would improve energy security by reducing dependence on imported fuels,” said Gita Wirjawan, the head of Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) ,who represented the government in the signing ceremony.

Datsun to launch in South Africa by end of 2014; also India, Indonesia and Russia

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The brand is also to be introduced in India, Indonesia and Russia in 2014. Datsun, a Nissan Motor Co. brand designing vehicles for high-growth markets, will return to South Africa. The first model to be introduced in South Africa will be a new passenger vehicle that will be launched by the end of 2014.

Report: PetroChina to Boost Investment in Oil Gas in Indonesia by 30% This Year

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The Jakarta Post reported that Chinese oil and gas firm PetroChina will increase its investment in oil and gas exploration and development in Indonesia by 30% this year to boost oil lifting and counteract declining production. PetroChina has set targets to produce as much as 106,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BPD) from its operation in Indonesia, up from 104,000 BPD in 2009.

Indonesia to pilot production of cellulosic ethanol from palm oil stems

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The government of Indonesia announced that it would pilot bioethanol production from palm oil stems, an abundant by-product from the country’s palm oil plantations. Indonesia is the largest crude palm oil exporter and producer, with 7.5 Jakarta Post. Haznan Abimanyu, a scientist from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), said the first plant was designed to produce 10 liters per day. The empty stem and midrib of oil palms would be used as feedstock, Haznan said.

Pertamina to collaborate with Celanese to develop fuel ethanol projects using Celanese TCX process in Indonesia; use of lower-rank coal

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Celanese Corporation has entered into a Joint Statement of Cooperation to advance the development of fuel ethanol projects with Pertamina, the state-owned energy company of Indonesia. Celanese TCX production process. Click to enlarge.

Eni-BP Joint Venture Awarded Coal-Bed Methane Project in Indonesia; Potential for First Integrated CBM to LNG Project

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A consortium led by BP-Eni 50:50 joint venture VICO has signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with the Government of Indonesia for the exploration and development of coalbed methane (CBM) resources on the Sanga-Sanga block in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. VICO has been producing conventional gas resources from the Sanga-Sanga block for more than 40 years, and the signature of this PSC is expected to mark the first significant development of CBM in Indonesia.

Indonesia’s Lion Air to order 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900ERs worth $21.7B; order will be the largest ever for Boeing

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US President Barack Obama witnessed the announcement at a ceremony today at the East Asia Summit in Bali, Indonesia. Boeing and Jakarta-based Lion Air announced a commitment for the airline to order 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900 ERs (extended range). The agreement also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes. With 230 airplanes at a list price of $21.7

Fujitsu launches hydrogen station data management service to support spread of fuel-cell vehicles

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Marga Utama Nusantara, a toll road management company in the Republic of Indonesia.

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Researchers show oil palm plantation expansion a significant source of CO2; projected to contribute more than all of Canada’s current fossil fuel emissions by 2020

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Indonesia is the leading producer of palm and palm kernel oil. Most of Indonesia’s oil palm plantation expansion is occurring on the island of Borneo, also known as Kalimantan, which occupies a land area nearly the size California and Florida combined. Home to the world’s third-largest tropical forest area, Indonesia is also one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gasses, due to rapid loss of carbon-rich forests and peatlands.

Shanghai GM sells 4 millionth Chevrolet

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Indonesia. Separately, SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW), a joint venture between GM China, SAIC and Wuling Motors, announced plans to establish a manufacturing facility in Indonesia to build Wuling brand vehicles for the country’s expanding vehicle market. Vehicles will be sold primarily in Indonesia, with the potential to export to other ASEAN markets in the future. Shanghai GM recently sold its 4 millionth Chevrolet vehicle.

Elevance and Genting enter new biorefinery collaboration

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It has a landbank of about 66,000 hectares in Malaysia and some 180,000 hectares in Indonesia held through joint ventures. It owns seven oil mills in Malaysia and two in Indonesia, with a total milling capacity of 405 tonnes per hour. Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.,

Forecast puts global lead acid battery market at $76.44B by 2022

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Growth of the automotive industry in Indonesia, Mexico, India, Vietnam and Thailand is expected to propel the industry. In a new report, Grand View Research, Inc. forecasts that the global lead acid battery market will reach US$76.44 billion by 2022. Growing preference for pollution free hybrid & electric vehicles along with technological development is expected to drive lead acid battery demand over the forecast period.

Ballard receives purchase orders for 102 fuel cell systems for telecom backup

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The systems will be deployed in the networks of two wireless telecom customers in Indonesia, to provide reliable and cost-effective backup power in the event of grid outages. Ballard Power Systems has received purchase orders for 102 fuel cell power generation systems to be delivered to its new Southeast Asian distributor, Cascadiant Inc.

UK to launch new study into ‘sustainable palm oil’

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Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors Ltd. to explore strategic alliance for joint development projects; ŠKODA to lead

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Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia. Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen AG, Bernhard Maier, CEO of ŠKODA Auto and Günter Butschek, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Motors Ltd., signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which forms the basis for exploring long-term strategic cooperation in clearly-defined fields.

Global investment in renewable power reached $270.2B in 2014, ~17% up from 2013; biofuel investment fell 8% to 10-year low

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billion) were all in the top 10 of investing countries while more than $1 billion was invested in Indonesia, Chile, Mexico, Kenya and Turkey. Global investment in renewable power and fuels (excluding large hydro-electric projects) was $270.2

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PwC analysis finds meeting 2 C warming target would require “unprecedented and sustained” reductions over four decades

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E7 economies—the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China), and Indonesia, Mexico and Turkey. PwC analysis finds a need for global carbon intensity to drop an average of 5.1% per year through 2050. Click to enlarge.

Ford cuts global water use 8.5% per vehicle from 2011 to 2012; total usage down 62% since 2000

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Outside of the company, The Ford Fund in 2012 supported 19 different water-related projects in China, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, India, Germany and South Africa. Ford has reduced the average amount of water used to make each of its vehicles by 8.5% between 2011 and 2012—putting the company more than halfway toward its current goal of using an average of 4 cubic meters per vehicle globally by 2015.

New study finds GHG emissions from palm oil production significantly underestimated; palm oil biofuels could be more climate-damaging than oil sands fuels

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Mha, nearly half the total peatland in the area, is formally allocated to conversion to industrial oil palm plantations in Indonesia. Rodrigues (2012) Committed carbon emissions, deforestation, and community land conversion from oil palm plantation expansion in West Kalimantan, Indonesia PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1200452109. When peat swamps are drained for agriculture, the peat begins to decompose, and is an enormous source of carbon emissions.

Global biofuels production up 17% in 2010 to hit all-time high of 105 billion liters

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Asia produced 12% of the world’s biodiesel in 2010, a 20%t increase from 2009, mostly using palm oil feedstock in Indonesia and Thailand. World ethanol and biodiesel production, 1975-2010. Source: Worldwatch Institute. Click to enlarge.

Ghosn confirms return of Datsun brand; targeting high-growth markets

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Datsun vehicles will start sales in India, Indonesia, and Russia from 2014. Ghosn made the announcement during remarks on a trip to Jakarta, Indonesia to announce measures to strengten Nissan’s production base and sales presence there. In 2011, 890,000 vehicles were sold in Indonesia, for the first time making the nation ASEAN’s largest car market. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced the return of the Datsun brand as Nissan’s third global brand, alongside Nissan and Infiniti.

PBL/JRC: Global CO2 emissions increase to new all-time record in 2013, but growth is slowing down

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Sharp risers include Brazil (+ 6.2%), India (+ 4.4%), China (+ 4.2%) and Indonesia (+2.3%). Global CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production reached a new all-time high in 2013, according to the annual report “Trends in global CO2 emissions”, released by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the European Joint Research Centre (JRC). This was mainly due to the continuing steady increase in energy use in emerging economies over the past ten years.

Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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In 2013, new geothermal geologic studies or exploration moved forward in places as diverse as American Samoa, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, St. The global geothermal industry surpassed 12,000 MW of geothermal power operational, with about 600 MW of new geothermal power coming online globally, according to a year-end update by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA).

TM4 and Prestolite Electric Beijing forming JV for heavy-duty electric traction systems

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The new joint venture will target clients in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and the rest of ASEAN countries. TM4, a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, and Prestolite Electric Beijing Limited ( PEBL ), have entered into an agreement for the creation of a sino-foreign equity joint venture company named Prestolite E-Propulsion Systems (Beijing) Limited (PEPS).

Forecast: global 3-wheeler market to grow at CAGR of 13% through 2019

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The increasing penetration of four wheeler-light commercial vehicles during 2010-13 is providing competition for passenger carrier and load carrier three-wheelers in emerging economies like India, China, Indonesia, etc. The value of the global three-wheeler market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13% during 2014-19, according to a recently published report by TechSci Research, “Global Three Wheeler Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019”.