Palm oil is unavoidable. Can it be sustainable?
Palm oil production is far more mechanized in Asia than in Africa. This Malaysian mill, in Perak state, can process 44 tons of fruit an hour, which will yield 2.2 tons of crude palm oil. It runs ...
Solutions & options for sustainable palm oil
Palm oil production is important to the economies of producer countries. The international trade in palm oil brings them valuable foreign currency. In addition, the non-mechanised harvesting of the palm fruit, which can be performed about 15 times a year, creates large numbers of jobs - many of them in rural and structurally weak regions.
We need to talk about palm oil | Grist
And the clock, she warned, is ominously ticking: The palm oil industry is causing potentially irreparable damage to the planet — and its climate — and if we don't take prompt and ...
How to stop the unethical production of palm oil
When farmed sustainably, the production and sale of palm oil can provide an important source of income for local communities, helping them to break the cycle of poverty. However, currently only 18% of the world's palm oil production is certified as sustainable.
Top Palm Oil Producing Countries In The World - WorldAtlas
Malaysia and Indonesia are the largest producers of palm oil accounting for almost 90% of the world production. Top Palm Oil Producing Countries Indonesia. Indonesia is by far the largest producer of palm oil, and this is supported by the ever-rising large palm growing areas in the country and export figures.
Palm oil production to rise in Indonesia | Indonesia 2017
Economic News. Industry projections put crude palm oil (CPO) production for this year in the range of 33m-35m tonnes as output increases in the second half - the upper end of the forecast bracket puts CPO yields some 10% higher than last year. According to revised data issued by the Indonesian Palm Oil Producers Association in late March,...
The Problem with Palm Oil and What You Can Do About It - One
The Problem with Palm Oil and What You Can Do About It ... The palm oil industry is behind these fires and ... Nigeria is also making a bid to restart the mass production of palm oil and regain ...
Palm oil - deforestation for everyday products - Rainforest
Palm oil can be found in frozen pizzas, biscuits and margarine, as well as body creams, soaps, makeup, candles and detergents. Few people realize that almost half of the palm oil imported into the EU is used as biofuel. Since 2009, the mandatory blending of biofuels into motor vehicle fuels has been a major cause of deforestation.
Global production volume palm oil, 2012-2019 l Statistic
The global production of palm oil is expected to grow to around 73.5 million metric tons in the marketing year 2018/2019, up from approximately 70.5 million metric tons in 2017/2018.
What we can do in palm oil production industry?_Palm Oil
This palm oil making machine is fully automatic. It requires less workers and improves the working efficiency. It will include lines as follows, 1. Palm oil processing production line 2. Palm kernel oil processing production line 3. Palm oil and palm kernel oil refining and fractionation line 4. Raw water and wast water treatment plant
8 things to know about palm oil | WWF
We've all heard about the devastating impact palm oil plantations are having on orang-utans. Here are eight things you should know about palm oil so you can make your own decisions about this ubiquitous ingredient with a bad reputation and the steps you can take to make a difference.
Can palm oil production in Africa be sustainable? | Ensia
We believe that if oil palm plantations are planted in a sustainable, well managed fashion with appropriate wildlife corridors, riparian buffers and protected intact forest patches then those companies adhering to the HCV and HCS approach can assist in saving Africa's great apes and other endangered fauna and floral species.
Case Study: The Palm Oil Example - The Nexus of Biofuels
2 Case Study: The Palm Oil Example Palm oil accounts for 33 percent of all of the world's production of vegetable oils, with soybean oil—at 27 percent—its nearest competitor. One of its uses is as a raw material in the production of palm oil-based biodiesel fuel.
Palm Oil | WWF
For this massive global shift to happen, everyone needs to do their part. Companies producing palm oil need to adhere to robust standards for responsible production, companies that trade and use palm oil need to demand that their palm oil suppliers adhere to these standards and credibly trace their palm oil to responsible sources.
New map helps track palm-oil supply ... - CIFOR Forests News
The latest version of the Atlas of Deforestation and Industrial Plantations in Borneo, or what we call the Borneo Atlas, launched this week allows users to verify the location and ownership of 467 palm-oil mills in Borneo, the island shared by Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam.
The Palm Oil Industry: Visualized through Big Data | CFA
Clearing forests for palm oil production has also pushed Bornean orangutans and Sumatran elephants and tigers, among other species, to the brink of extinction. Visualizing the Risks. Given the critical human and environmental risks posed by palm oil, how can we better understand the macro-level structure and governance of the palm oil industry?
The production of palm oil biodiesel does not pose a threat to edible palm oil supplies. According to a 2009 study published in the Environmental Science and Policy journal, palm oil biodiesel might increase the demand for palm oil in the future, resulting in the expansion of palm oil production, and therefore an increased supply of food.
We Need To Talk About Palm Oil | HuffPost
We wash our hair with it, brush our teeth with it, smother our skin in it and use it to powder our cheeks, plump our lashes and color our lips. We clean our houses with it, fuel our cars with it and eat it in chocolate, bread, ice cream, pizza, breakfast cereal and candy bars. Palm oil: you may ...
How did palm oil become such a problem — and what can we do
Some of the consequences of palm oil production, including deforestation and habitat destruction, have led to consumer boycotts. But such actions increase the demand for oil crops that are even more destructive to forests and the climate.
Palm oil production in Indonesia
Palm oil production is important to the economy of Indonesia as the country is the world's biggest producer and consumer of the commodity, providing about half of the world's supply. In 2016, Indonesia produced over 34.5 million tons of palm oil, and exported nearly 73% of it. Oil palm plantations stretch across 12 million hectares, and is projected to reach 13 million by 2020.
Indonesia Palm Oil Production - USDA
Indonesia: Palm Oil Production Prospects Continue to Grow A significant change in the oil palm industry has taken place during the past season, as Indonesia surpassed Malaysia in production of palm oil and is now the world leader. This designation will continue and Indonesia's production rate will outpace Malaysia for the foreseeable future.
Slavery in the Palm Oil Industry | Human Rights First
Palm oil is found in approximately 50 percent of common grocery and household products. Since 1980, palm oil production has increased significantly and is expected to double again by 2050. Indonesia and Malaysia are the two largest exporters of palm oil, together producing 84 percent of the world's supply and employing over three million workers.
Palm Oil | Industries | WWF
Palm oil is a small ingredient in the U.S. diet, but more than half of all packaged products Americans consume contain palm oil—it's found in lipstick, soaps, detergents and even ice cream. Grown only in the tropics, the oil palm tree produces high-quality oil used primarily for cooking in developing countries.
Brunei Darussalam set to increase oil and gas production
Because Brunei Darussalam is a major energy producer, the hydrocarbons segment has a pronounced impact on the performance of the overall economy. Due to the effects of the drop in oil production and the resulting 7.7% decline in the energy sector in 2013, GDP is estimated to have contracted by 1.4% during the year, following growth of 0.9% in 2012.
What we can do about the palm oil problem | GreenBiz
The boom is fueled by what we drive, too. The increasing interest in biofuels is replacing the environmental damage associated with crude oil with the devastation palm production inflicts on tropical forests and the climate. Some consequences of palm oil production, including deforestation and habitat destruction, have led to consumer boycotts.
What Products Contain Palm Oil - Orangutan Alliance
We can do something about deforestation and over 193 species such as the Orangutans affected by non sustainable palm oil production by becoming more conscious consumers WHERE IS PALM OIL USED? Personal Hygiene: Shampoo, conditioners, soaps, toothpaste, deodorant, body lotions, shaving products, makeup.
How is Colombia's palm oil 'unique and differentiated'?
"We want to show the world that palm oil in Colombia has a limited impact on deforestation and we want to keep it that way because we acknowledge the risks that we may have in the near future. Of course, as a country, we want to increase palm oil production but we want to do it in a sustainable way."
Conflict Palm Oil - Rainforest Action Network
Palm oil has become the most widely used vegetable oil on Earth. The demand for palm oil continues to skyrocket worldwide. In the US, the snack food industry uses Conflict Palm Oil as a replacement for more commonly known and controversial trans fats.
Sustainable Palm Oil - Conservation International
We ask governments to ensure that their policy and financial incentives support more sustainable palm oil production and do not directly or indirectly contribute to deforestation or social conflict. We provide scientific advice to inform natural resource planning and decision-making.