Palm Oil Sustainability: An Inconvenient Truth

Of late there has been much reporting in the media questioning the sustainability of Malaysian palm oil production turning it into the whipping boy of Europe and the US. This article analyses the chronological events leading up to this state of affairs to examine if the backlash is indeed unfair and if there is a… Continue reading Palm Oil Sustainability: An Inconvenient Truth

Surprise blessings from Climate Change challenges – for the image of, and new opportunities for, the Palm Oil industry

The new blessings of climate change for the palm oil industry. Climate change mitigation measures are bringing surprising new opportunities and benefits to the palm oil industry – strengthening the bottom line and nudging it towards a more positive image. Although climate change supporters continue to highlight the shortcomings regarding practices of the palm oil… Continue reading Surprise blessings from Climate Change challenges – for the image of, and new opportunities for, the Palm Oil industry

Palm Oil Mills, in the Perspective of National Resource Efficiency

  Biomass Residue and Renewable Energy, Resource Efficiency at Palm Oil Mills Apart from palm oil, biomass residue and the renewable energy derived therefrom are among two important products, sometimes overlooked, of palm oil mills in the oil palm industry. It is imperative that palm oil mills are recognised in the context of national resource… Continue reading Palm Oil Mills, in the Perspective of National Resource Efficiency

National Policies on Renewable Energy Utilisation and Abatement of Global Warming

Malaysia’s Policies on Renewable Energy and Global Warming that Went Awry The Fifth-Fuel Policy under the Eight Malaysia Plan (2001- 2005) identified renewable energy sources as the fifth-fuel to be included into the national energy mix and more specifically, biomass residue from the palm oil mills as a major renewable energy resource. The policy pushed… Continue reading National Policies on Renewable Energy Utilisation and Abatement of Global Warming

Carbon Footprint of Palm Oil and the Palm Biodiesel Dilemma

There is more to Malaysian B5 biodiesel than meets the eye! Believe it or not. Read on… Palm Biodiesel Is Not Clean or Green! The Malaysian B5 Biodiesel program is set to release even more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than petroleum diesel intensifying global warming. But, it need not be. Tech savvy solutions are… Continue reading Carbon Footprint of Palm Oil and the Palm Biodiesel Dilemma

Innovative Technologies and Sustainable Solutions to Overcome the World’s Biggest Challenges – Energy & Climate Change – at Your Palm Oil Mill

Your Local Solution to Curb Global Warming via Efficient Energy Use Energy is fundamental to the quality of our lives. We cannot conceive of development without supply of sustainable energy. But it is becoming increasingly clear that we need sources of energy that have no adverse impact on our environment. The prospect of irreversible climate… Continue reading Innovative Technologies and Sustainable Solutions to Overcome the World’s Biggest Challenges – Energy & Climate Change – at Your Palm Oil Mill