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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.
There are several layers and players involved in achieving sustainability in the palm oil industry. These players play their own part to help the industry achieved their profit, help farmers become more prosperous, while at the same time, try and safeguard the...
“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.
Bisnis Indonesia, 27 March 2019 Malaysia's Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said the Malaysian Palm Oil Council had begun surveying potential crude palm oil (CPO) markets in the Middle East and Africa. Primary Industries Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Shamsul had...
Kompas, 26 March 2019 India has pledged to promote crude palm oil (CPO) as sustainable oil in the country amid various negative campaigns directed towards the commodity. India is the main importer of Indonesia's CPO with an average of 6.7 million metric tons a year....
Kontan Harian, 26 March 2019 Indonesia is preparing to bring the European Union's plan of phasing out Indonesia's palm oil to the World Trade Organization (WTO). However, Indonesia must wait for the European Parliament's decision regarding the plan, which is being...
Kontan Harian, 7 February 2019 Indonesian palm oil business players express objection towards the European Union's plan to remove palm oil from its vegetable fuel list. They refused to participate in discussions on Indirect Land Usage Change (ILUC) concept initiated...
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...
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...