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Monday, March 10, 2014
Malaysia to Increase Biofuel to Aid Palm Oil
MALAYSIA - Malaysia, the second largest palm oil producer after Indonesia, hopes to enhance biofuel consumption to help prices of palm oil....
Monday, November 18, 2013
Warning Against Emissions from Oil Palm Expansion
BRAZIL - Expanding millions of hectares of Brazilian land to produce palm oil for food or for renewable, clean-burning biodiesel could result in extremely high emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2)...
Friday, September 20, 2013
New Palm Oil Certification Proposed for Malaysia
MALAYSIA - It has been reported Malaysia, the world’s second largest palm oil producer, is to launch its own certification standard for next year....
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Cargill Palm Plantation Certification for Sustainable Biofuels
INDONESIA – Cargill’s palm oil plantation in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, PT Harapan Sawit Lestari (HSL), has received international recognition for its sustainable palm oil practices. ...
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Guatemala Faces Obstacles for Biofuels Policy
GUATEMALA - Guatemala is the strongest potential biofuels producer in Central America given the high yields of sugarcane and palm oil and its efficient local industries. Guatemala is the number...
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Oil Seed Crop Producers 'Cry for Incentives'
ZAMBIA - The Oilseed Crop Producers Association has called on the government to provide incentives to farmers now that there is an overwhelming demand for the commodity in Zambia....
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
RAN Responds to Cargill's 'False' Palm Oil Claims
GLOBAL - The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has urged Cargill to take tougher measures to ensure their palm oil suppliers practise sustainable production. However, Cargill has responded stating...
Friday, November 09, 2012
Palm Oil Production Peaks, Soybean Sector Turns to South America
ANALYSIS - Prices for palm oil on the global market are falling away from other oilseed prices because of a recent rapid growth in production, writes Chris Harris....
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Hope for Brazilian Palm Oil Production
BRAZIL - A new study has uncovered over seven million hectares of Brazilian land where palm oil could be grown without irrigation....
Friday, November 02, 2012
Malaysia Palm Oil Production at Record High
MALAYSIA - Crude palm oil (CPO) production reached 2.0 million tons in September 2012, which combined with sluggish exports, pushed ending stocks to a record 2.5 million tons. Final 2011/12...
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
UK to Lead Way on Sustainable Palm Oil
UK - By the end of 2015 all palm oil used in central government food and catering services will come from environmentally friendly sources, Environment Minister Richard Benyon announced today....
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Malaysia Palm Oil Production Drops
MALAYSIA - Malaysia's crude palm oil (CPO) production dropped marginally to 1.66 million tons in August 2012. The forecast 2011/12 CPO output remains 18.2 million tons. Exports rose 10 per cent...
Friday, August 24, 2012
Malaysian Palm Oil Production Rises, Output Dips
MALAYSIA - The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) reported that total crude palm oil (CPO) production rose five per cent to 1.47 million tons in June 2012. Peninsular Malaysia’s production increased...
Friday, August 17, 2012
Lufthansa Consider Palm Oil Biofuels
GERMANY - German airline Lufthansa is looking at palm oil-based biofuel as an option to reduce carbon footprint....
Monday, August 13, 2012
Cargill Smallholders Receive Biofuels Certification
INDONESIA - Smallholders at Cargill's palm oil plantation, PT Hindoli in South Sumatra, Indonesia, recently became the one of the first smallholders to receive official certification for sustainable...
Monday, July 16, 2012
Malaysia Palm Oil Exports On Rise
MALAYSIA - The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) has reported that total crude palm oil (CPO) production rose nine per cent to 1.4 million tons in May 2012....
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Malaysian Palm Oil Production Forecast Down
MALAYSIA - The USDA forecasts total palm oil production in Malaysia in 2012/13 at 18.5 million tons, down 0.5 million or three per cent from last month but up one per cent from last year. ...
Friday, June 22, 2012
New Tool to Simulate Bioenergy Futures
GLOBAL - A new tool has been developed to help countries weigh up the costs and opportunities of attracting investment in potentially greener, more sustainable, fuel alternatives. ...
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Palm Oil Effectiveness Claim from Indonesia
US & INDONESIA - After the EPA announced that palm oil did not meet the requirements of the US renewable fuels standard earlier this year, new research claims that it could reach the 20 per cent...
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Investors Play Crucial Role in Sustainable Palm Oil
GLOBAL - WWF is urging investors to do more to promote sustainable palm oil, backed by findings from a new survey released during a high-level meeting of investors and producers in Singapore....
Friday, March 23, 2012
Malaysian Oil Palm Biomass Center Opened
MALAYSIA - Yesterday Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak launched the Oil Palm Biomass Center (OPBC) in the Malaysian Parliament. OPBC is a Malaysian public-private partnership aiming...
Monday, January 09, 2012
Palm Oil May Test Support, Rise
MALAYSIA - Malaysian palm oil futures on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives exchange ended higher on Friday on prospects of erratic weather hurting production despite renewed worries about the euro zone...
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Best Investor Award for Cargill
INDONESIA - Cargill was presented with the Best Investor Award by Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, and the Investment Coordinating Board of Indonesia at a ceremony held on November...
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Argus US Biodiesel Swap Futures Contract Launched
US - CME Group has listed the first-ever US biodiesel swap future (subject to the rules and regulations of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX)) based on Houston biodiesel prices published...
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Malaysian Oil Palm Biomass Center Established
MALAYSIA - Yesterday Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced the launch of the National Biomass Strategy at the BIO Malaysia Conference and Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur....
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