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Is The EU’s War On Palm Oil Working?

In December 2018, the European Union (EU) revised the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) also called RED II which bans the use of palm oil. The EU decided to use sunflower oil as an alternate biofuel which is produced in Europe; stating the reason for the ban on palm oil is that it contributes to extensive deforestation […]

Ministry urging manufacturers to optimize waste management technology

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Industry Ministry is encouraging the manufacturing industry to improve production waste management to help achieve sustainable and environment-friendly national industry development.

Malaysia tycoon seeks stake in major palm oil producer

Malaysian tycoon Syed Mokhtar Albukhary is seeking to combine his plantation assets with FGV Holdings in a potential merger aimed at securing a stake in one of Malaysia’s biggest palm oil producers. FGV shares rallied.

NEA, Shell to explore feasibility of chemically recycling Singapore’s plastic waste

THE National Environment Agency (NEA) and energy giant Shell are jointly studying the feasibility of chemically recycling plastic waste in Singapore.

Japan’s MHI eyes Indonesian biomass power potential

Japanese engineering firm Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is looking to promote the use of biomass at existing coal-fired power plants in Indonesia, with the country aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing its renewable power sources.

Think of alternatives to palm oil exports

The issue of palm oil has to be placed in the wider picture of carbon dioxide emissions, climate change, the mixture of energy sources and food security

B.Grimm keen on biomass with strategic partner

SET-listed B.Grimm Power Plc is planning to use biomass-derived fuel for its power generation as it continues to expand its business in the renewable energy field, says chief executive Preeyanart Soontornwata.

Brunei highest waste generator in Asean

The waste sector in Brunei Darussalam accounts for only 0.001 per cent of the total greenhouse gases emission, though the country’s waste generation is the highest in the Asean region.

Malaysian palm oil at a crossroads

When Kuala Lumpur announced in June a halt to recruitment of foreign nationals until the end of 2020, plantations were quick to seek an exemption.

Malaysia’s FGV disappointed with US ban on its palm oil products

Malaysian palm oil producer FGV Holdings Bhd has taken steps to fix allegations that it uses forced labour and is disappointed with the United States’ ban on imports of its products over the claims, the company said on Thursday.