Opportunities of smallholder Aren (Arenga pinnata) and Candlenut (Aleurites moluccana) for biofuel supply in Indonesia uri icon


  • Aren (Arenga pinnata) and candlenut (Aleurites moluccana) are commonly found in agroforestry system in Indonesia. Aren juice can be processed into ethanol; while methyl-ester of candlenut oil has similar properties with biodiesel. However, its potentials are under development. The use of biofuel is expected to increase: government mandatory on biofuel, subsidy for biofuel transportation and supplying global demand. Thus, we evaluated aren and candlenut opportunities for biofuel supply in Indonesia

publication date

  • 2014