The Palm Scribe

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…

Asian Agri Questions Palm Oil Discrimination in European Union Plan

One of Indonesia’s largest palm oil producer does not have a problem with a decision by…

Certification of Palm Oil Smallholders Needs to be Pushed

Without government investment and the support of large companies, a program to certify palm oil plantations…

Palm Oil Premium for Plasma Farmers

A major Indonesian palm oil company shares the premium it gets from selling its sustainable palm…