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Lao officials learning benefits of biogas supported by Chinese gov’t

VIENTIANE, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) — Lao government officials are learning the numerous benefits of biogas during a course in capital Vientiane supported by China’s Ministry of Commerce. The opening ceremony of a biogas pit was held on Wednesday in Xaythany district, Lao capital Vientiane and chaired by Vice-chairman of the Laos-China Cooperation Commission under Lao […]

CPO export tax unlikely to affect EU demand, says Malaysian Palm Oil Council CEO

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 — The reinstatement of crude palm oil (CPO) export tax starting next month is unlikely to affect demand for the local commodity in the European Union (EU), according to the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC). Its chief executive officer, Datuk Dr Kalyana Sundram, said the EU market is less troubled by […]

Southeast Asia’s palm oil industry touts sustainability narrative, but activists cast doubts

SIAK, Riau: Kimia Tirta Utama Junior High School is located amid 6,400ha of palm plantation owned by Indonesian palm oil producer PT Kimia Tirta Utama (KTU). With palm trees being a familiar plant in their surroundings, the 282 students are taught sustainable agriculture from an early age.

Homegrown fuel: Jokowi kicks off B30 policy

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has symbolically kicked off the mandatory use of B30 biodiesel – eight days ahead of Jan. 1, when the policy was initially scheduled to go into force. B30 refers to a biodiesel blend containing 30 percent fuel produced from palm oil. “We can say that this B30 policy can save us […]

INNIO agrees to supply biogas engine for planned Thai microgrid

On-site power generator INNIO could help develop a microgrid project in Thailand. INNIO signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) to support development of a microgrid demonstration at EGAT’s proposed zero-emissions energy excellence center. The authority is planning to install a Jenbacher gas engine from INNIO which would […]

P2B biomass power plant inaugurated in Negros

The Victorias Milling Company (VMC) inaugurated a 40-megawatt (MW) biomass power plant worth P2 billion in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, on Tuesday, as part of its celebration of 100 years in sugar production. The inauguration was led by VMC president Minnie Chua, VMC Chairman Wilson Young, Senators Cynthia Villar and Juan Miguel Zubiri, Third District […]

MAHB, Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and Malindo to help promote palm oil

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), Malaysia Airlines Bhd, AirAsia Group Bhd and Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd are supportive of national campaign to promote Malaysian palm oil to air travellers. In a statement today, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said the airport operator and three airlines had pledged their support for “Love MY Palm […]

Philippines biogas facility to produce 50,000MWh energy from fruit waste

Metro Pacific Investments inked a deal with Dole Philippines for the $19.05m project. The Philippines’ Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPI) inked a deal with agricultural producer Dole Philippines, Inc. (DPI) to design, construct, and operate facilities that will process fruit waste and produce around 50,000MWh of biogas. MPI has set aside $19.05m (Php1b) for the […]

Malaysia to fully implement new biodiesel programme from Feb 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Malaysia on Monday said it will start to phase in a higher biodiesel mandate from next month, with the new rule coming into full force from February in an effort to bolster the palm oil industry. The so-called B10 biodiesel programme, which will raise the minimum bio-content that local […]