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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...
The Norwegian government is planning to compensate Indonesia after it has confirmed reports that the country has been able to curb carbon emission from deforestation in 2017, a Norwegian diplomat said.
The second round of presidential candidate debate held on Sunday, February 17, 2019, began to discuss issues surrounding the Environment, Natural Resources, and Food and Energy.
A three-year study conducted in Indonesia’s Central and West Kalimantan provinces found that there was an increase in the conversion of peat soi into oil palm plantation, especially by smallholders.
The European Commission is currently canvassing inputs and opinions on a draft proposal it had issued for a Delegated Act on sustainability criteria of biofuels, but the likeliness of it leading to a change in the European Union position on palm oil was very thin, an Indonesian diplomat said.
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.
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.
Indonesia recorded higher exports of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) derivative products, biodiesel, and oleochemicals by eight percent in 2018 compared to the previous year. However, the CPO exports were also down by eight percent last year compared to 2017, the Indonesian Palm Oil Producer Association (GAPKI) said.
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.
According to Machmud, a vast country like Indonesia with its large population and human resources also has the right to access its own natural resources.
“The biggest challenge is the matter of sustainability that needs to be accelerated so that the negative accusations addressed against the palm oil industry could be silenced,” Bangun told The Palm Scribe in a short text message.
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Summaries of what Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry.
The Palm Scribe compiles press releases from various parties in the palm oil industry here.
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...
Kompas, 28 March 2019 Indonesia's government and palm oil industry players are reviewing constitutional documents of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations (UN), and the European Union (EU) to maintain its palm oil market in European Union. Foreign...
Bisnis Indonesia, 28 March 2019 The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (Gapki) will use the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certificate in its fight against the European Union in a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel. Gapki Executive Director Mukti Sardjono told...
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...
Bisnis Indonesia, 8 February 2019 The Agriculture Ministerial Regulation No.5/2019 on Agriculture Business Permit causes a confusion to palm oil producers because the regulation requires companies to submit all the required documents at once in order to receive...
Gabungan Pengusaha Kelapa Sawit Indonesia (GAPKI) REFLEKSI INDUSTRI KELAPA SAWIT 2018 DAN PROSPEK 2019
Sawitku Sayang, Sawitku Semakin Tertantang. Kiasan ini cukup tepat untuk mewakili perjalanan industri sawit Indonesia tahun 2018. Industri yang notabene menjadi mesin penghasil devisa terbesar Indonesia, menghadapi fluktuasi harga yang menurun, produksi yang melimpah...