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Call to end EU biofuel perks

Global environmental organisation Wetlands International has called for an end to incentives for biofuels in the European Union (EU). It said such incentives had resulted in direct and indirect land use change, like in Malaysia where huge areas of peat

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Palm oil prices following crude oil’s upward trend as Middle East Unrest continues

Palm oil climbed the most in a month as soybeans and crude oil advanced on speculation that the turmoil that has cut Libya’s crude production may disrupt more Middle East supplies. The May-delivery contract rose 2.1 percent to 3,546 ringgit ($1,169)

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Crude Palm Oil For Biofuel Ends Up In Frying Pan

Crude palm oil (CPO) reserved for biofuel will end up in frying pans as Thailand, the world’s third largest palm oil producer, addresses domestic palm oil shortage. Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said 5,000 tonnes CPO stock reserved for biofuel

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Oil Palm Plantations Expand on Degraded Land in Amazon

Brazil hopes to eventually become a major producer of palm oil, thanks to the expansion of this new exotic monoculture crop in the eastern Amazon jungle, where eucalyptus plantations are also mushrooming on broad swaths of already deforested land. The

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Malaysia and Indonesia warn that EU is hampering palm oil trade

Indonesia and Malaysia warned on Tuesday that new European rules to ensure the sustainability of biofuels might hamper their exports of palm oil and breach rules on free trade. But they stopped short of threatening action at the World Trade

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Indonesia to impose a 2% export tax on biodiesel

Indonesia, a burgeoning exporter of biodiesel in Southeast Asia, will impose a 2% export tax on biodiesel for the first time in October, trade sources said this week. Indonesia uses the average crude palm oil, or CPO spot prices in Rotterdam to

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