Tag: palm oil

Indonesia on palm oil diplomacy kick while forest fires angering the people at home

Indonesia on palm oil diplomacy kick while forest fires angering the people at home

September 19, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the government is still trying to earn good will international for its palm oil biodiesel following anti-dumping tariffs and an eventual ban by Europe on its biofuels and has received neutral support from both the International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency. The government recently launched […]

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Malaysia expects to ship certified palm oil biodiesel to EU in 2020

Malaysia expects to ship certified palm oil biodiesel to EU in 2020

September 18, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the New Straits Times newspaper reports that despite the ongoing trade dispute in Europe with southeast Asian trading partners over the sustainability and therefore market reception of palm oil, Malaysia expects to export palm oil certified by its national sustainability certification scheme to Europe in 2020. The government is aiming for 100% of […]

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FGV teams with Malaysian Palm Oil Board on B20 truck trial

FGV teams with Malaysian Palm Oil Board on B20 truck trial

September 16, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the Daily Express newspaper reports that FGV has teamed with the national palm oil board to trial B20 in the company’s transport arm’s tanker trucks, running 30,000 km over a six-month period. Extensive data collection will monitor the fuel quality as well as impacts on engines to show the use of B20 doesn’t […]

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Indonesian palm oil industry haunted by EU and looks to biofuel as a solution

Indonesian palm oil industry haunted by EU and looks to biofuel as a solution

September 15, 2019 |

In Indonesia, at a palm oil conference held by the Indonesian Journalists Association, palm oil and biodiesel leaders spoke about how palm oil is facing a price fluctuation issue, especially in the last few months because of policies and regulations from several export destination countries like the United Kingdom and the European Union, but that […]

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Indonesia’s Red and White Catalyst making progress for improved biofuel production from palm oil

Indonesia’s Red and White Catalyst making progress for improved biofuel production from palm oil

September 10, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Antara news agency reports that the government is supporting the development of what’s being called the Red and White Catalyst, named after the country’s flag, that is meant to boost the efficiency of biodiesel production from palm oil as it works towards 30% biodiesel blending next year. The Pertamina Research and Technology […]

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Palm oil biofuel safe for cars and has lower emissions according to Indonesian road test

Palm oil biofuel safe for cars and has lower emissions according to Indonesian road test

September 7, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Bloomberg reports that the government conducted the world’s longest road test using diesel blended with 30% palm oil, and the results showed that the biofuel is safe for cars. The test also showed that the SUVs fueled by 30% palm biofuel and 70% gasoil are more efficient and have lower emissions compared with […]

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Malaysian minister calls for palm oil R&D including for aviation biofuel

Malaysian minister calls for palm oil R&D including for aviation biofuel

September 4, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the Malay Mail newspaper reports that the country’s primary industries minister said she hopes that more R&D budget will be allocated towards finding alternative uses for palm oil, specifically referring to aviation biofuel as well as household products. She also highlighted increased focus on the national palm oil sustainability scheme which she said […]

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New Malaysian palm oil industrial cluster port to make biodiesel production cheaper

New Malaysian palm oil industrial cluster port to make biodiesel production cheaper

August 29, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the New Straits Times newspaper reports that the new palm oil industrial cluster port in Lahad Datu has successfully offloaded its first 1,500 metric ton shipment of methanol for a nearby biodiesel producer. Genting Group, who produces 300,000 tons of biodiesel annually in the area nearby says that bringing in methanol by ship […]

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Indonesia tells domestic airlines to snub Airbus over EU palm oil trade dispute

Indonesia tells domestic airlines to snub Airbus over EU palm oil trade dispute

August 22, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Bloomberg reports that the country is stepping up its threats of a trade war with Europe over its ban on palm oil for biodiesel from 2020 by telling its domestic airlines to switch to Boeing planes from Airbus as retaliation. Domestic airlines were looking at Airbus after the Boeing 737 MAX-8 crash earlier […]

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Thai government to support up to 300,000 farmers with palm oil price floor program

Thai government to support up to 300,000 farmers with palm oil price floor program

August 20, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Vietnam News Agency reports that the Thai government decided at a National Oil Palm Policy Committee of Thailand meeting earlier this week to approve a minimum oil price for oil palm farmers of 13 cents per liter for a maximum of four hectares of production. About 300,000 farmers are expected to benefit […]

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