Bisnis Indonesia, 19 March 2019

The European Commission has recently decided to ban palm oil-based biofuel because it believes that crude palm oil production contributes to environmental destruction. However, independent and plasma oil palm farmers could still export palm oil and biodiesel to Europe as long as they fulfill the sustainable plantation requirements, Oil Palm Farmers Union (SPKS) Chair Mansuetus Darto said. He said that the European Commission focused on deforestation. He said that if the European Commission were willing to give incentives to farmers, the farmers would be able to adopt the required high carbon stock approach in plantation.

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