SCPL to expand production of bio-based chemicals in Indonesia
Sinarmas Cepsa Pte Ltd (SCPL) and its parent companies, the chemicals business of CEPSA and agribusiness Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), agreed to expand the production of bio-based chemicals at SCPL’s site in Lubuk Gaung, Indonesia. They signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect on November 8 The site is ideally positioned to serve customers worldwide. The existing facility, which started production in 201, is fully utilised, the company said.
Sinarmas Cepsa Pte Ltd.’s ambition is to grow along the fatty alcohols value chain, with sustainable development at the heart of its strategy and operations. Global demand for fatty acids and natural alcohols is being driven by growing demand for home and personal care products, as well as increasing demand for sustainable, bio-based solutions across a variety of industries.
The expansion is expected to advance SCPL’s growth strategy, to contribute to solving environmental challenges, including climate change, and to support sustainable farming practices in Indonesia. Pending final investment decision, this incremental production will bring additional employment and economic benefits to the local community.
“Sustainably sourced, bio-based alternatives are key requirements for our customers and the markets we serve,” said Kung Chee Wan, CEO of Sinarmas Cepsa Pte Ltd. “We are excited to grow with our customers and increase the scale of our sustainable and traceable integrated supply chains.”