The Palm Scribe

Indonesia mulls the  possibility of dropping all palm oil exports to Europe

The government of the world’s top palm oil producer, and consumer, Indonesia, is currently conducting a…

Indonesian State Banks to Finance Oil Palm Replanting Program by Rp4T

Indonesian state banks are to finance smallholders a total of Rp4 trillion under the microcredit scheme…

Government Tests Biodiesel Blend B20 Performance on Locomotives in Indonesia

The government has been testing the 20 percent biodiesel blend, B20, performance on locomotives operated by…

SSMS: Profit Soars in 2017, Optimistic for 2018

Jakarta–The year-on-year profit of PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk (SSMS) rose 33.7%, reaching Rp787.1 billion in 2017. It…

Government Imposes Blended Biodiesel with Lower Concentration For Locomotives

Biodiesel is expected to become a locomotive primary fuel and estimated for consumption around 20,000 kiloliters.

Government Mulls Easing Smallholders ISPO Certification

Many have been complaining that land legality was the main obstacle in smallholder ISPO certification. Dedi…

GAPKI, Lion Air to Develop Bioavtur

Indonesian palm oil producers are working together with a private airline to develop bioavtur, an alternative…

Smallholders ISPO certification would still require land legality

Despite many having pointed out that the problem of land legality was a major stumbling block…

Indonesia Needs Clarity in its Palm Oil Politics: Observer

As the world’s largest palm oil producer, Indonesia needs to have clarity in its palm oil…

Major Hurdles to Palm Oil Smallholders Certification

Accelerating Indonesia’s palm oil sector is urgent amid the relentless pressure from overseas, but many observers…