Palm oil and biodiesel in Europe – where are we now?

There is so much in the news about European countries and palm oil producing countries at loggerheads. Is the EU really banning palm oil? This point is often misunderstood. There is no ban of palm … Continue reading “Palm oil and biodiesel in Europe – where are we now?”

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Harnessing biogas in palm oil production

Biogas is a renewable energy that is produced from the breakdown of organic waste, and is a great way to ensure zero waste in palm oil production. GAR operates biogas plants to utilise the waste … Continue reading “Harnessing biogas in palm oil production”

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How it works: Biodiesel production

Biodiesel is a renewable fuel, typically produced from animal fat or vegetable oil in the form of fatty acid methyl ester (FAME), and has long been touted as an eventual replacement for petroleum diesel. It … Continue reading “How it works: Biodiesel production”

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B20 biodiesel mandate a lifeline for Indonesia’s palm oil sector

In a bid to increase domestic palm oil consumption, the Indonesian government’s usage of biodiesel entered the B20 phase in September 2018. What is B20? B20 refers to a fuel mixture consisting of 20 percent … Continue reading “B20 biodiesel mandate a lifeline for Indonesia’s palm oil sector”

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The biofuel controversy

While the use of biofuels has clear benefits, they are often widely debated. Biodiesel sourced from palm oil especially, has sparked controversy in the European Union (EU) where palm oil production is strongly linked to … Continue reading “The biofuel controversy”

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Biofuels – the alternative energy source

Imagine a world where there is no more fossil fuel. What would you use to power your vehicles? How would you heat your homes? What would keep power plants and industries running? We look to … Continue reading “Biofuels – the alternative energy source”

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10 products that palm oil helps make extraordinary

You’ve probably heard that palm oil is an ingredient for about half of all products that you buy in the supermarket. Ever wondered why? That’s because of its extraordinary qualities. It is: Smooth and creamy … Continue reading “10 products that palm oil helps make extraordinary”

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