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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2019 Vol.10(3): 92-95 ISSN: 2010-0221
doi: 10.18178/ijcea.2019.10.3.747

Bio-Naphtha as Alternative for Olefins Feedstock in Indonesia

Candra Lutfi Widikrama and Indah Dwi Rachmawati
Abstract—Olefins consisting of ethylene, propylene, butadiene and butylene are one of the main raw materials for the petrochemical industry and intermediate materials for the production of various chemicals such as rubber and polymers. In Indonesia, the need for olefins that continues to increase is not accompanied by the availability of raw materials for manufacturing, namely naphtha which continues to decline. This causes a gap between supply and demand from olefins production. The alternative solution to this condition is to replace naphtha with raw materials that are more accessible in Indonesia. An alternative raw material that is abundant and can replace naphtha in Indonesia is palm oil which is then processed into bio-naphtha. Palm oil has the potential to replace naphtha because of its abundant availability in Indonesia and supported by applicable government regulations. The process used to make palm oil into bio-naphtha is the process of bio-synfining. In addition, the plastics produced from bio-naphtha is more environmentally friendly. This paper is intended to provide recommendations for the process of making bio-naphtha from crude palm oil in Indonesia.

Index Terms—CPO, bio-naphtha, olefins, petrochemical, Indonesia.

Candra Lutfi Widikrama and Indah Dwi Rachmawati are with Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia (e-mail:,


Cite: Candra Lutfi Widikrama and Indah Dwi Rachmawati, "Bio-Naphtha as Alternative for Olefins Feedstock in Indonesia," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 92-95, 2019.

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