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Jakarta Post

P&G may build oleochemical plant to secure future supply

  • Linda Yulisman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 24 2011   /  08:00 am

Fresh opportunities: A worker harvests oil palm fruit at a state-operated plantation in Bekri, Lampung, in this photo fi le taken on Dec. 9, 2008. Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble recently announced plans to enter the Indonesian oleochemical industry with an investment of at least US$100 million. JP/R. Berto WedhatamaAmerican consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is exploring opportunities to invest in Indonesia’s downstream palm oil industry to ensure a sustainable supply for its fatty alcohol needs.

Industry Minister MS Hidayat said in Jakarta on Monday that the investment in the oleochemical industry would be needed to support the firm’s target to secure supply of 200,000 tons of fatty alcohol per year for its production over the next 10 years.

The planned oleochemical plant would also enable the company to establish a more competitive ...