GAPKI Wants Legal Battle Against EU Decision on Palm Oil

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...

PLN Tests B100 Biodiesel for Power Plants

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...

Norway To Meet Promise Over Cuts in Deforestation, Carbon

  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. “When the emission figures are independently verified, Norway...

2019 Presidential Debate Touches Palm Oil Issues

The second round of presidential debate held on Sunday, February 17, 2019, began to discuss issues surrounding the Environment, Natural Resources, and Food and Energy. The debate was only attended by the two presidential candidates without their VP, was important...

Study Finds Increasing Peat Soil Conversion for Oil Palms

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 study, conducted by a team from the Center for International...

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ANJ posts higher FFB production in 2018

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.

GAPKI Wants Legal Battle Against EU Decision on Palm Oil

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.

PLN Tests B100 Biodiesel for Power Plants

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...

Salim Ivomas Resigns from the RSPO

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.

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CPO price weaken due to oversupply

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...

Look at palm oil problems as a whole

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...