Indonesian government plans to raise palm oil export levy: minister

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s chief economic minister, Airlangga Hartarto, said on Wednesday the government plans to increase palm oil export levies to support expansion of its palm biodiesel program. “The increase is currently being calculated, whether it will be a flat increase or progressive,” Hartarto told reporters. Further details on the plan are still being […]

Blockchain, direct to consumer communication can help uplift palm oil’s image

MANCHESTER (Feb 25): The application of blockchain technology in the palm oil industry would indicate the existence of a trusted solution in place to prove provenance, certify sustainability and encourage the industry positive growth, a consulting firm involved in blockchain said. Lardi and Partner Consulting GmbH managing partner Kamales Lardi said the technology could help […]

Oil palm estates above 40 hectares must be MSPO-certified

TAWAU: Operators of oil palm estates which are above 40 hectares are required to have the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification effective this year. Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim said the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) would be withdrawing the licence of operators who failed to comply with the matter. “MSPO certification […]

Bumps expected from B20 rollout

This is because significant upgrades are required for their lorries and buses before such mass adoption can be seamlessly executed, said operators as well as engine manufacturers. Yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Deputy Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail launched the B20 programme here together with Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok. The use of B20 […]

Biodiesel B20 programme set to enhance palm oil demand, price stability

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 20): The implementation of the Biodiesel B20 Programme for the transport sector is expected to provide sustainable support for palm oil demand, hence ensuring price stability for the commodity, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said. She said the increase in biodiesel blends could accelerate the growth of […]
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