The Palm Scribe

Astra Agro Lestari plans to build its 46th palm oil mill

The plant will have a production capacity ofd 45 tons per hour with an option to…

Dialogues needed between palm oil producers and consumers, French Ambassador says

Visiting French Ambassador for the environment Xavier Sticker is calling for  dialogues between producers and consumers…

Communities around palm oil plantations should get free biogas-fueled electricity: government

if such a pattern was applied, free electricity could be enjoyed by the community around the…

The reasons the European Parliament agrees to stop using CPO for its biodiesel

If the ban is applied, Indonesia as the world’s largest CPO producer, clearly stands to be…

EU says its renewable energy directive is not a final decision

The vote of the European Parliament is a step in a complex legislative procedure. It aims…

Researcher: The pitfalls of lumping smallholders in Indonesia’s palm oil sector into a single group

Policies and programs often fail to understand and account for the wide range of players among…

Indonesian interest rates much too high to allow development of its palm oil industry

Capital cost/interest in Indonesia are too high and not competitive when compared to other countries, especially…

GAPKI says transmigration program needs to be revitalized

The Indonesian Association of Palm Oil Producers (GAPKI) is calling on the government to revitalize its…

Fund injection for oil palm rejuvenation will leave a positive impact

Players in the palm oil sector are optimistic that the productivity of oil palm plantations will…

European Parliament to decide on biodiesel from palm oil this week

The European Parliament is due to vote on the future of renewable energy, including from palm…