NDONESIAN President Joko Widodo ordered an overhaul of the management of state-owned oil giant PT Pertamina, as the former Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) member seeks to reduce crude oil imports to rein in the current account deficit
Despite the availability of over three million hectares of farmland for palm oil cultivation, production remains low at close to two tons per hectare, relative to a global benchmark of 25 tons per hectare.
Few natural products are as maligned as palm oil, the vegetable oil that’s in everything from chocolate spread to washing up liquid. On the island of Borneo, oil palm plantations have replaced nearly 40% of the native forest cover since 2000.
Total's Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne on Sunday criticised the French parliament's decision on Nov. 15 to remove tax breaks on palm oil in biofuels, saying the survival of its biorefinery in southern France was at stake.
KUALA LUMPUR: To further enhance palm oil sustainability, the government has listed four policies which include mapping out the country’s oil palm plantation areas and make it available for public access, Ministry of Primary Industries secretary-general Datuk Tan Yew Chong said.