Indonesia risks palm oil exports if progress not made on sustainable cultivation, experts warn

The snail–like pace at which Indonesia is improving the sustainability of its palm oil agriculture in the face of mounting pressure from global trade players could jeopardize the commodity’s future, experts have warned. Among the critics of Indonesia’s palm oil agriculture management is Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) forestry expert and Center for International Forestry Research…

Indonesia seeking support from IEA, IRENA on palm oil biofuels

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry is working to secure global recognition of Indonesian palm oil–based biofuels as a renewable energy source after the European Union categorized the product as unsustainable earlier this year. The ministry’s deputy minister Arcandra Tahar said he met representatives from the International Energy Agency (IEA) and International Renewable Energy Agency…