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25Apr

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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21Mar

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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25Feb

Doing our part to save insects in palm oil plantations

Reading my morning news headlines the other day, my attention was caught by a story about the global insect population collapse. It seems that we are seeing unprecedented rates of decline of many important insects … Continue reading “Doing our part to save insects in palm oil plantations”

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20Feb

Out of the office, into the field

Growing up in a city like Singapore and having no exposure to the agricultural industry previously, I had never imagined the growing of oil palm trees and the harvesting of its fruits to be a … Continue reading “Out of the office, into the field”

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18Feb

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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13Feb

Spreading the gift of good eyesight in West Kalimantan

The splendour of West Kalimantan’s blue sky that day amazed Anita Dradjat. Along with other Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers from Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food, she tenderly extended her helping hands to the patients who … Continue reading “Spreading the gift of good eyesight in West Kalimantan”

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11Feb

Gratitude in simplicity – my valuable experience from the Extraordinary Everyday series

In addition to accomplishing our mission of revealing how the palm oil industry has improved many people’s lives, my own experience of putting together our Extraordinary Everyday campaign was revealing for me personally. It changed … Continue reading “Gratitude in simplicity – my valuable experience from the Extraordinary Everyday series”

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29Jan

Learning to manage high conservation value areas through SMARTSPOT East Kutai

The East Kutai Regency in East Kalimantan is home to Kutai National Park, a natural orangutan habitat with a well maintained population of this endangered species. The Regency is also the location for a number … Continue reading “Learning to manage high conservation value areas through SMARTSPOT East Kutai”

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29Jan

Challenging the beliefs of a conventional environmentalist

I am what you would expect from a university student who chose to dedicate her tertiary education to geography. I marvel at the beauty of the environment we live in every day and swear to … Continue reading “Challenging the beliefs of a conventional environmentalist”

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