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...

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 has been able to curb carbon emission from deforestation in 2017, a Norwegian diplomat said. “When the emission figures are independently verified, Norway...

2019 Presidential Debate Touches Palm Oil Issues

The second round of presidential debate held on Sunday, February 17, 2019, began to discuss issues surrounding the Environment, Natural Resources, and Food and Energy. The debate was only attended by the two presidential candidates without their VP, was important...

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 increase in the conversion of peat soi into oil palm plantation, especially by smallholders. The study, conducted by a team from the Center for International...

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Green Cheater

Green Cheater

Greenpeace continues to deceive citizens with its fundraising campaign. After the recent sideshows in front of supermarkets, our heroes decided to chain themselves in front of Mondelez’s factories in Northern Italy and protest again palm oil giant Wilmar using the catchphrase: “No to Palm Oil! that Kills Forests.”


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Summaries of what Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry.

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The Palm Scribe compiles press releases from various parties in the palm oil industry here.

Export duty remains at zero

Kompas, 2 March 2019 The government has adjusted the reference price of crude palm oil (CPO) to $595.98 per metric ton, which took effect on March 1. According to the Finance Ministerial Regulation (PMK) No.152/2018 on Service Fee of Indonesian Oil Palm Estate Fund...

Replanting program hindered

Bisnis Indonesia, 2 March 2019 The government's decision to keep export duty of crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivatives at zero may hinder the replanting program, considering that some of the export duty collected by the Indonesian Oil Palm Estate Fund (BPDPKS) is...

Palm oil production seen up slightly

Bisnis Indonesia, 7 February 2019 Indonesian Palm Oil Association (Gapki) Chair Joko Supriyono on the sidelines of 2018 Palm Oil Industry Evaluation and 2019 Estimation on Wednesday (February 6) said crude palm oil production was projected at 49.5 million metric tons...

Accelerate downstream palm oil industry

Bisnis Indonesia, 7 February 2019 Indonesian Vegetable Oil Association (Gimni) Executive Director Sahat Sinaga said Indonesia should increase downstream palm oil products. He suggested the government offer special incentives such as imposing different export levies on...