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Palm oil company PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya (ANJ) says that despite ongoing replanting program in some of its plantations, the company managed to produce 7,6 percent more Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFBs) in 2018 compared to the previous year.
The Indonesian Association of Palm Oil Producers (GAPKI) on Wednesday (13/3) cited the result of a 2015 research by Mathews and Ardiyanto as showing that the use of palm oil-based biodiesel could reduce the glasshouse gas emission by more than 60 percent.
The Indonesian Association of Palm oil Producers (GAPKI) said it wanted Indonesia to engage in a legal battle against the European Union after the European Commission approved a “Delegated Act” that concluded the cultivation of oil palm was behind excessive deforestation and therefore made palm oil-based biodiesel ineligible for the EU transportation renewable energy scheme.
The National Electricity Company (PLN) is currently conducting trial tests, fueling several Diesel power plants with pure crude palm oil (CPO), also known as B100. Director of Public Relations for PLN, I Made Suprateka, told The Palm Scribe that they were still...
The Norwegian government is planning to compensate Indonesia after it has confirmed reports that the country has been able to curb carbon emission from deforestation in 2017, a Norwegian diplomat said.
The second round of presidential candidate debate held on Sunday, February 17, 2019, began to discuss issues surrounding the Environment, Natural Resources, and Food and Energy.
A three-year study conducted in Indonesia’s Central and West Kalimantan provinces found that there was an increase in the conversion of peat soi into oil palm plantation, especially by smallholders.
The European Commission is currently canvassing inputs and opinions on a draft proposal it had issued for a Delegated Act on sustainability criteria of biofuels, but the likeliness of it leading to a change in the European Union position on palm oil was very thin, an Indonesian diplomat said.
Salim Ivomas Pratama (SIMP) officially resigned from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) membership on 8 January 2019. Previously, PT London Sumatera (Lonsum), a subsidiary of Salim Ivomas, withdrew from the association at the end of January 2019.
According to Machmud, a vast country like Indonesia with its large population and human resources also has the right to access its own natural resources.
It has now become accepted wisdom that assisting smallholders is key in making Indonesia’s palm oil more sustainable, especially since their role is expected to grow further in time.
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Summaries of what Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry.
The Palm Scribe compiles press releases from various parties in the palm oil industry here.
The Jakarta Post, 21 March 2019 The European Commission recently proposed a law containing criteria for determining crops that are deemed harmful to the environment that resulted in palm oil-based fuels being the only commodity dropped from the EU list of renewable...
Bisnis Indonesia, 20 March 2019 Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita in Bandung, West Java, on Tuesday (March 19) said the government was currently preparing a team to discuss Indonesia's discontent toward the European Union's policy on Indonesia's crude palm oil (CPO)...
The Jakarta Post, 19 March 2019 GG Patel & Nikhil Research Company Managing Director Govindbhai Patel told Reuters that India's palm oil imports in the 2018-2019 marketing year that started on November 1 could jump 10.3% from the previous year to a record high 9.6...
Kompas, 14 February 2019 Oil palm farmers are finding it difficult to meet the replanting fund eligibility requirements. As a result, they had to delay replanting and continue to cultivate old oil palm trees. Indonesian Oil Palm Estate Fund (BPDPKS) Director Herdrajat...
Bisnis Indonesia, 13 February 2019 The benchmark crude palm oil contract for April delivery at the Malaysia Derivatives Exchange fell 0.53% or 12 points to 2,254 ringgit per metric ton on Tuesday's (February 12) close. Asia Trade Point Futures analyst Deddy Yusuf...
Kompas, 12 February 2019 The government should read in detail the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on palm oil and biodiversity. The report found that while palm oil is more efficient than other kinds of vegetable oil, expansion of oil palm...