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Wilmar cuts ties with palm oil provider who deforested land after Greenpeace pressure

Wilmar cuts ties with palm oil provider who deforested land after Greenpeace pressure

June 25, 2018 |

In Singapore, Reuters reports that following naming and shaming from Greenpeace, Wilmar says it no longer purchases palm oil from those identified by the NGO as having deforested in order to plant their oil palm plantations as of June 20. Wilmar has a No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation policy that it set up after […]

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Wilmar under fire for landgrabbing in Nigeria for oil palm

Wilmar under fire for landgrabbing in Nigeria for oil palm

May 28, 2015 |

In Nigeria, Wilmar is being accused of land grabbing as it embarks upon a 30,000 ha backward integration project to bring former oil palm plantations back into production. Local and international environment groups say the project has polluted local streams and water resources. The company says boosting production will help the country reduce its reliance […]

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Wilmar opens its palm oil supply chain to scrutiny

Wilmar opens its palm oil supply chain to scrutiny

January 27, 2015 |

In Singapore, Wilmar will open its palm oil supply chain to scrutiny from environmentalists to communities under its new transparency plan that includes online maps to more than 800 palm oil mills in Malaysia and Indonesia. To gain access to the data, one must request a password directly from Wilmar. The Forest Trust says the […]

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Special Asia Biofuels Report: The Top 10 Stories of the Year, and More

Special Asia Biofuels Report: The Top 10 Stories of the Year, and More

December 24, 2013 |

Asia looks at petroleum reserves and exploration and concludes: our future is in biomass. As we wrote in 2012: “There’s only one complete region for biofuels where abundant feedstock, lack of oil & gas production, rising energy demand and supportive government policy come together — and that is Asia.” The feedstock comes in three flavors. […]

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Elevance and Wilmar begin commercial shipments of biobased chemicals from newly commissioned refinery

Elevance and Wilmar begin commercial shipments of biobased chemicals from newly commissioned refinery

July 18, 2013 |

Coming out of the dark: a project in Gresik, Indonesia; the company you know as Elevance Renewable Sciences; and a technology called olefin metathesis that’s highly worth knowing. In Singapore, Wilmar International and Elevance Renewable Sciences have just announced that they have begun shipping commercial products, including novel specialty chemicals, to customers from their first […]

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Clariant and Wilmar team up for amine production in Singapore

Clariant and Wilmar team up for amine production in Singapore

October 29, 2012 |

In Singapore, Clariant Ltd and Wilmar International have teamed up and signed an agreement for a 50-50 joint venture for production of amines and amines derivatives. The specialty chemical company and agribusiness groups, respectively, will headquarter their operations in Singapore as they prepare the venture to be operational by spring. Clariant will contribute its Industrial […]

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The Top 10 Advanced biofuels and biorefining companies in Asia

The Top 10 Advanced biofuels and biorefining companies in Asia

September 3, 2012 |

As the US and Canada take a day off, we look at the hottest advanced technologies developing in Asia. Today, the US and Canada are celebrating Labor Day, but hard work goes on throughout Asia. Advanced biorefineries have a special place in that region’s growth plans, owing to a shortage of fossil fuels, and abundance […]

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Amyris, Wilmar plan partnership to replace phased-out surfactants

Amyris, Wilmar plan partnership to replace phased-out surfactants

June 22, 2011 |

In California, Amyris is planning to establish a collaboration with Wilmar International for the development and worldwide commercialization of surfactants derived from Amyris Biofene to be used in consumer packaged goods, personal care products and industrial applications. The two companies expect the surfactants will replace nonylphenol ethoxylate surfactants, whose use is being either phased out […]

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Wilmar says EU's Renewable Energy Directive is purely "green protectionism"

Wilmar says EU's Renewable Energy Directive is purely "green protectionism"

[ 0 ] December 30, 2010 |

In Singapore, Wilmar says the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive is purely ‘green protectionism’ and the US is just as bad. The way that Greenpeace and other NGOs portray the palm oil industry is ‘just sickening’ and ‘outrageous.’ The company feels that the US will eventually approve PME as an advanced biofuel under the RFS2 but […]

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