Jakarta Post

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
press enter to search

The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 30°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
30°C Partly Cloudy

Dry and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Wed

    26℃ - 32℃

  • Thu

    25℃ - 32℃

  • Fri

    25℃ - 31℃

  • Sat

    26℃ - 30℃

Celanese to kick off ethanol plant project

  • The Jakarta Post

| Wed, January 16 2013 | 12:06 pm

The US’ Celanese Corporation, a global technology leader in manufacturing specialty materials and chemical products, is slated to construct an ethanol plant in Indonesia in the fourth quarter of this year.

Industry Ministry director general for manufacturing-based industry Panggah Susanto said on Tuesday that the firm was assessing the location for the facility, which would be part of its total multi-year investment of US$2 billion.

“The firm is seeking a location where the supply of coal, which will be converted into ethanol, is abundant. It can be in Sumatra or Kalimantan,” he said at his office after meeting the firm’s executives and US Ambassador to Indonesia Scot Marciel.

Last August, Celanese had inked a deal with its local counterpart Pertamina to cooperate on the project that would generate a ten percent high-octane fuel ethanol blend by 2020 and help cut the state-owned firm’s dependency on gasoline imports by more than 30 million barrels annually.

TRY A DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION

Join the discussions