The Palm Scribe

Palm Oil Sustainability: Whose Business Is It?

Environmentalists and lately the European Commission have been relentless in attacking the palm oil industry in…

Indonesian Palm Oil Industry Needs a Specific National Authority

Considering the importance of palm oil for the Indonesian economy and also its significant role in fighting…

Indonesia Threatens European Union with Retaliation Over Palm Oil

Senior Indonesian officials are voicing strong reactions, including threats of retaliation, to the plan by the…

Honesty, Politics and Deforestation

Much has been said about the “Impending Palm Oil Ban by the EU” and it is…

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…

PLN Tests B100 Biodiesel for Power Plants

The National Electricity Company (PLN) is currently conducting trial tests, fueling several Diesel power plants with…

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…

2019 Presidential Debate Touches Palm Oil Issues

The second round of presidential candidate debate held on Sunday, February 17, 2019, began to discuss…

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…

Indonesia’s Peat Restoration Efforts After Three Years

The head of the Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) is slowly but definitively showing progress in the…