Japan gives Indonesia two more years to demonstrate palm oil sustainability

April 3, 2019 |

In Japan, Reuters reports that the national trade and industry ministry has pushed back the requirement for palm oil used in biomass power plants to have Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification until 2021 rather than the previously planned March 31, 2019 deadline. The extension came as part of bilateral cooperation negotiations with Indonesia. Japan also agreed to accept other certification schemes in addition to RSPO. The country’s use of biomass and other fuels for power generation came in the wake of the Fukishima disaster.

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