The Palm Scribe

Producers remain alert as EU extends deadline on ban

The Jakarta Post, 19 June 2018

After outcry from Indonesia and Malaysia, the European Union has seemingly softened its stance on the use of palm oil in biofuel, extending the deadline for the phasing out of palm oil in transport fuels to 2030. While the Indonesian Palm Oil Producers Association (GAPKI) welcomed the extended deadline, the association said it would wait for further details of the agreement. The agreement is good enough for now, but GAPKI must wait for further details of the deal, GAPKI Deputy Chairman Togar Sitanggang told “The Jakarta Post” on Monday (June 18). The Indonesian Biofuel Producers Association (Aprobi) and the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) stated that it would also further study the agreement. Aprobi is still studying the agreement as some sentences are deemed ambiguous, Aprobi Chairman Paulus Tjakrawan said on Monday (June 18). Paulus, however, said the association still considered EU one of its main export destinations for biodiesel.


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