Palm Oil Monitor Weekly Update – 2nd April 2019

Malaysia, Indonesia respond to the palm oil ban Both Malaysia and Indonesia have responded aggressively to the final version of the RED Delegated Act. This response isn’t surprising given that palm oil is ASEAN’s largest agricultural export, and Indonesia’s largest export across the board. The latest intel circulating in KL and Jakarta is that: PM […]

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Palm Oil Monitor Exclusive: Analysing the EU’s Scientific Report on Biofuels

Accompanying the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) draft Delegated Act released on 8th February 2019, the European Commission released its scientific report that attempted to determine which crops could be considered ‘high ILUC risk fuel’ feedstocks. The report isolates palm oil as the only feedstock crop that can be considered as presenting a high risk of […]

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Palm Oil Monitor Weekly Update – 7th March 2019

POM Insight: Delegated Act Scientific Report The EU is attempting to do two things in the Delegated Act’s scientific report. First, it’s trying to provide the basis for ‘low-ILUC risk’ classification of biofuels.  In its previous assessments of whether low-ILUC certification was possible in 2017, its consultants referred to them as being in their infancy. […]

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Palm Oil Monitor Weekly Update – 25th February 2019

EXCLUSIVE: PM Mahathir’s letter on eve of Norway visit Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry, together with EU officials, will be in Kuala Lumpur this week for a series of meetings with their Malaysian counterparts to discuss their countries’ recent measures to ban palm oil from its renewables programs. POM has obtained an exclusive copy […]

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Palm Oil Monitor Special Edition: Analysis of Europe’s Delegated Act

The EU’s draft Delegated Act for the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) was released last week after a flurry of activity in Brussels. The draft was released at the end of a week in which EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was drawn into the impasse between the EU’s Commissioners and directorates, following an intense discussion during […]

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Palm Oil Monitor Special Edition Exclusive: PM Mahathir’s letter to Macron

Two weeks ago, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir took the step of writing directly to French President Emmanuel Macron to protest the National Assembly’s Finance Bill – and the President signing it into law. The new law ‘declassifies’ palm oil under the country’s renewable energy scheme, meaning it will no longer receive a renewable energy subsidy. […]

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