Halting deforestation – a critical contribution from the EU

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 An important read for anyone interested in the EU position on palm oil. A timely message from Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC until 2016.

France against palm oil discrimination

Monday, 29 January 2018 French Ambassador for Environment Xavier Sticker said, “Here, the prospect of cooperation with Malaysia is to make sure the biomass that is currently not used become an additional asset to the country and a boon to the planet as effluents from palm oil plantations can be recycled and used for the production of energy that would mean more resources for the country and less emissions”.

“It has to apply to the individuals because ultimately it is neither the Malaysian or French government that is on the market. We are trading nations, but trading nations rely on the private sector, and the private sector — owners of plantations or those who operate them — has to pay attention to the reality of the market,” he added.

Australia canola eligible for E.U. access

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 The European Commission on Dec. 15 confirmed that Australian canola meets strict new feedstock requirements for E.U. biodiesel and is eligible to enter the E.U. market. Australian canola for European biodiesel emits half the greenhouse gas of fossil fuels.

Biodiesel from palm oil has three times the climate impact of fossil diesel

Monday, 4 December 2017 A group of 177 Dutch scientists called on the Dutch government to abandon palm oil pointing to a study commissioned by the EU executive, which found that biodiesel from palm oil has three times the climate impact of fossil diesel.

Ferrero sources segregated palm oil sans contamination of paraquat

Friday, 24 November 2017 For best practices in sustainable palm oil and low contaminants in palm oil, Ferrero pays a premium of 130 € per tonne.