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 against poverty, the country should consider having a specific institution to manage the sector at the national scale, a number of practitioners and observers...

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 European Union to impose its Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) that will ban palm oil-based biodiesel from its transportation sector arguing that it was...

Honesty, Politics and Deforestation

By Denys Munang* Much has been said about the “Impending Palm Oil Ban by the EU” and it is disheartening for me to see the way this whole episode has morphed into something bigger than it really is. First of all, I see much confusion about what the issue really 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 legal battle against the European Union after the European Commission approved a “Delegated Act” that concluded the cultivation of oil palm was behind excessive...

PLN Tests B100 Biodiesel for Power Plants

The National Electricity Company (PLN) is currently conducting trial tests, fueling several Diesel power plants with pure crude palm oil (CPO), also known as B100. Director of Public Relations for PLN, I Made Suprateka, told The Palm Scribe that they were still...

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PLN Tests B100 Biodiesel for Power Plants

The National Electricity Company (PLN) is currently conducting trial tests, fueling several Diesel power plants with pure crude palm oil (CPO), also known as B100. Director of Public Relations for PLN, I Made Suprateka, told The Palm Scribe that they were still...

Salim Ivomas Resigns from the RSPO

Salim Ivomas Pratama (SIMP) officially resigned from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) membership on 8 January 2019. Previously, PT London Sumatera (Lonsum), a subsidiary of Salim Ivomas, withdrew from the association at the end of January 2019.

GAPKI Airs Optimism for 2019

The Indonesian Association of Palm oil Producers (GAPKI) remained optimistic that in 2019, the country’s palm oil industry will be better than last year citing, improving economic growth and especially with the implementation of the B20 biofuel mixture and the possibility of an earlier upgrade of the program to the B30.

IUCN Seeks Facts Behind Much-Maligned Palm oil

Indonesia welcomes efforts by Swiss-based environmental network The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to conduct a series of researches to gather data on vegetable oil, including palm oil, across the globe to provide a strong basis for best policies on the sustainable provision of vegetable oils to meet the fast rising global demand.

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RI certifies record amount of ISPO

The Jakarta Post, 28 March 2019 Indonesia, the world's largest palm oil producer, has certified a record amount of land under oil palm cultivation as employing environmentally sustainable methods, the Indonesia Sustainable Palm Standard (ISPO) Commission said on...

Malaysia’s palm oil reserves drag CPO price down

Bisnis Indonesia, 12 February 2019 Malaysia's palm oil stockpiles fell to 3 million metric tons in January. According to "Bloomberg", the benchmark crude palm oil (CPO) contract for April delivery on the Malaysia Derivatives Exchange (MDEX) fell 1.05% to 2,266 ringgit...