CPOPC Faces Difficult Task in Pushing for Palm Oil Sustainability Acceptance

The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) is facing a difficult task in developing a sustainable palm oil industry and pushing for acceptance of the commodity globally, its outgoing Executive Director Mahendra Siregar, said.

Green Cheater

Greenpeace continues to deceive citizens with its fundraising campaign. After the recent sideshows in front of supermarkets, our heroes decided to chain themselves in front of Mondelez’s factories in Northern Italy and protest again palm oil giant Wilmar using the catchphrase: “No to Palm Oil! that Kills Forests.”

Facing the Challenges Towards a Sustainable Indonesian Palm Oil

Despite the efforts and hard work of many in the Indonesian palm oil industry to make sustainability a norm, this major Indonesian commodity continues to become the target of incessant attacks and accusations from many corners, being labeled as a destroyer of the environment and especially forests.

Greenpeace or GreenWar?

Greenpeace’s campaign is a war against palm oil. This is not the way to support a sustainable supply chain.

RSPO Admits Important Roles of Palm Oil Smallholders

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is committed to focus on achieving better market transformation in the palm oil industry and, therefore, attracting as many participating smallholders, whose roles are important to this sector, as possible.

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News Roundup

What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry

Indonesia plans to make B30 mandatory, studies B100

The Jakarta Post, 11 December 2018 The government plans to further boost domestic biodiesel consumption to absorb more crude palm oil (CPO) amid fluctuation in the global market price of the commodity. The government is carrying out research to increase the portion of...

Biodiesel reference price falls to Rp6,589 per liter

Kontan Harian, 11 December 2018 The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has readjusted the market price index for vegetable fuel. In the readjustment, biodiesel is priced at Rp6,589 per liter, down Rp748 from Rp7,277 per liter in November 2018. The adjusted price...

Farmers welcome CPO export levy revocation

Kompas, 10 December 2018 Indonesian Farmers Association (HKTI) Jambi Chapter Chair Usman Ermulan said on Sunday (9 December) that the government's decision to revise the export levy on crude palm oil (CPO) through the Finance Ministerial Regulation No.152/2018, which...

Govt prepares bylaw on peatland

Kompas, 10 December 2018 Jambi Legislative Council is initiating a bylaw on peatland management which will ban new peatland conversion and other actions that may dry out peatlands. Jambi Peatland Society Network Chair Budiman reminded the government to prepare Jambi...

Press Release

The Palm Scribe compiles press releases from various parties in the palm oil industry.

More Smallholders Get ISPO Certified

A village level cooperative gathering almost 250 smallholders in Riau province on Monday (10/12) became the latest group of palm oil farmers to get certified under the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) scheme.

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SPECIAL REPORTS

Papuans want palm oil plantations

That one’s life can turn like a wheel, with its ups and downs, is something that Samuel Maikea and his wife Rachel Derione can vouch for. This native Papuan couple from the Iwaro Tribe have now settled in Puragi village, in the South Sorong district of West Papua....

OPINION

Green Cheater

Greenpeace continues to deceive citizens with its fundraising campaign. After the recent sideshows in front of supermarkets, our heroes decided to chain themselves in front of Mondelez’s factories in Northern Italy and protest again palm oil giant Wilmar using the catchphrase: “No to Palm Oil! that Kills Forests.”

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EVENTS

RENEWABLE ENERGY DIRECTIVE II SEMINAR

24 APRIL 2018

This conference will discuss EU palm oil import policy and what it will affect Indonesia palm oil industry

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14TH INDONESIA PALM OIL CONFERENCE

31 Oktober – 2 November 2018

The palm oil industry annual event that held by GAPKI.

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SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS EXPO

9 – 11 Oktober 2018

This conference is the only specialized Palm Oil event in Asia that brings together an international congregation of both upstream and downstream palm oil companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the capital city of North Sumatera, Medan to showcase the latest developments in the palm oil industry.

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