Tag: palm oil

Malaysia and Indonesia to sent ministerial delegation to Brussels over palm oil report

Malaysia and Indonesia to sent ministerial delegation to Brussels over palm oil report

April 26, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the government will send a high level joint ministerial mission including counterparts from Indonesia to Brussels next month in order to head off further negative policy moves following the European Parliament’s nearly unanimous opinion looking to bad palm oil for biodiesel by 2020. Malaysia’s prime minister is concerned about the shift in sentiment […]

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Indonesian palm oil industry says EU jeopardizing its own economy by shying away from CPO biodiesel

Indonesian palm oil industry says EU jeopardizing its own economy by shying away from CPO biodiesel

April 18, 2017 |

In Indonesia, the palm oil industry strongly believes that the European Parliament’s vote to ban palm oil for biodiesel production by 2020 is detrimental to the European economy because it is the cheapest feedstock for biofuel and requires far less land for the same yields as rapeseed or soy. The Indonesian government is pushing back […]

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Neste publishes information on all its crude palm oil suppliers

Neste publishes information on all its crude palm oil suppliers

April 6, 2017 |

In Finland, Neste has published updated information about all its crude palm oil suppliers on the company’s website. The data covers the entire supply chain, i.e. all companies, mills, and estates that supplied Neste with crude palm oil in 2016.The dashboard website offers information on the suppliers, certification systems used, and certification documentation, and provides […]

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European Parliament votes nearly unanimously to phase out use of palm oil in biofuels by 2020

European Parliament votes nearly unanimously to phase out use of palm oil in biofuels by 2020

April 4, 2017 |

In Belgium, to counter the impact of unsustainable palm oil production, such as deforestation and habitat degradation, particularly in South-East Asia, the EU should introduce a single certification scheme for palm oil entering the EU market and phase out the use of vegetable oils that drive deforestation by 2020, say MEPs in a resolution voted […]

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Malaysian palm oil industry says its R&D paved the way for higher blends

Malaysian palm oil industry says its R&D paved the way for higher blends

March 29, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the palm oil board lashed back at the economist who said the country and industry hadn’t invested sufficiently in biodiesel research, leaving the country behind other major players. The board’s head of R&D said the industry had been investing in projects since the 1980s, starting with the first continuous process biodiesel pilot facility […]

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Displacing communities key factor in African land disputes

Displacing communities key factor in African land disputes

February 16, 2017 |

In Senegal, 63% of disputes related to private sector land and natural resource investments in Africa began when communities were forced to leave their lands, according to new research released by TMP Systems and the Rights and Resources Initiative. In West Africa, plantation agriculture—especially palm oil projects—drive a majority of disputes. Community displacement was the […]

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Indonesian palm oil biodiesel exports fall to 25.7 million tons in 2016

Indonesian palm oil biodiesel exports fall to 25.7 million tons in 2016

January 10, 2017 |

In Indonesia, palm oil biodiesel exports fell by half a million metric tons in 2016 from the previous year to 25.7 million tons, down from 26.2 million tons in 2015. Ongoing drought conditions impacted production, lowering the available supply for exports. Duties levied on palm oil exports finance subsidies to oil marketing companies to ensure […]

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ISCC-certified PME premium doubled in 2016 due to fewer certified supply chains

ISCC-certified PME premium doubled in 2016 due to fewer certified supply chains

December 29, 2016 |

In Southeast Asia, premiums for ISCC-certified palm oil-based biodiesel increased to between $15 and $30 per metric ton in 2016, up from the typical $5-$15/ton premium due to several major plantation discontinuing their ISCC-certified supply chains along with lower production resulting from negative El Niño impacts. Exports to Europe fell significantly as lower diesel demand […]

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Drought cuts Malaysian palm oil production 6% in November

Drought cuts Malaysian palm oil production 6% in November

December 15, 2016 |

In Malaysia, drought continues to impact oil palm trees, negatively impacting production and helping to boost prices this year in the biggest intra-year jump seen in six years. Palm oil production fell more than 6% in November to 1.57 million metric tons, more than the 3% estimate a Bloomberg survey of expects came up with. […]

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Rise in vegetable oil prices continues: Report

Rise in vegetable oil prices continues: Report

November 27, 2016 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that a decline in palm oil production and sharp increase in soybean processing have sent vegetable oil prices climbing. Buoyant demand and surging crude oil prices are additional factors driving the development. The German trade group advised: “Vegetable oil prices went up substantially over the past six months. The price spread […]

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