Indonesia: Palm Oil Production Cepsa JV Starts-Up Alcohols Plant in Indonesia
Sinar Mas Cepsa inaugurated its first oleochemicals plant in Indonesia. The new plant represents an investment of $ 360 million made over two years. The plant will produce fatty alcohols from sustainably-sourced palm kernel oil, a key ingredient in the manufacture of everyday products such as household cleaning goods and personal care products.
Dumai/Indonesia — The Dumai plant has an annual production capacity of 160,000 metric tonnes of fatty alcohol per year. Sales of the vegetable-based alcohols will primarily focus on Asia. The plant will also service demand from Sinar Mas Cepsa's surfactant plant in Germany, which serves markets in Eastern and Western Europe.
Sinar Mas Cepsa is a wholly-owned joint venture between Cepsa, an integrated energy company and producer of linear alkylbenzene (LAB) used to make biodegradable detergents, and Golden Agri-Resources, member of the Indonesian consortium of Sinar Mas businesses and a vertically-integrated palm oil company.
The opening of the Indonesian plant follows the inauguration of its Shanghai plant in 2015, which — according to the company — made it the world´s second largest producer of phenol.
GAR's Lubuck Gaung refinery, certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and located nearby, supplies the plant with sustainable, traceable palm kernel oil.