Different versions, or refinements, of palm oil
are needed for the production of, for example, biscuits, compared with chocolate.
On the one hand, said a March report for the European Commission by the International Food Policy Institute (IFPRI), "concerning biodiesel, even if peat land emissions are considered, palm oil
is the most efficient feedstock .
According to Greenpeace, Nestle is a major consumer of palm oil
However, WWF also acknowledges that even the top-scoring companies in the scorecard need to continue to raise their game if they are to use certified palm oil
for 100 per cent of their palm oil
supply, which is the stated objective of many of these companies.
Since prices have gone down and we are making less profit anyway, it doesn't make sense to re-export the oil from Dubai to India for example if it will cost us 30 percent more in freight," said a palm oil
trader based in Malaysia.
The analysis of the experimental data obtained to characterize the fuel propertied of Palm oil
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Despite progress, many green leaders are skeptical that RSPO has the teeth to make a positive impact on the fast-growing palm oil
The Malaysian Palm Oil
Council (MPOC) has vigorously fended off the allegations, pointing out that 60 per cent of Malaysia's land mass is forested, while agriculture occupies 19 per cent.
6 million tons of crude palm oil
(CPO) per year for biodiesel--about 40 percent of each country's current CPO production.
Almost 90 percent of all palm oil
is produced in Indonesia and Malaysia, which have seen widespread deforestation in recent years, much of it from illegal land-clearing and logging.
The world's major palm oil
producers last week announced that they have created a new certification process to ensure ongoing sustainable production and the protection of the world's remaining tropical rainforests.
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