FEDIOL, the EU vegetable oil and protein meal industry association, has called into question a recent analysis by green group Transport & Environment (T&E), which referred to data obtained from FEDIOL showing that 45% of all the palm oil used in Europe in 2014 was utilised as biodiesel (see Biofuel News, OFI June 2016).
Brazil’s indefinite renewal of its Soy Moratorium to prevent deforestation in the Amazon has been welcomed by associations and NGOs.Brazil’s indefinite renewal of its Soy Moratorium to prevent deforestation in the Amazon has been welcomed by associations and NGOs.
Global trade of all grains & oilseeds (G&O) has grown by about 150M tonnes in the last five years, exceeding the growth of the previous five years by more than 50%, according to Rabobank’s recent report ‘Grow with the Flow: 2016 Grain & Oilseed Trade Developments’.
Weeks after COFCO Agri announced it was establishing an ethanol trading desk in the USA, the Chinese state-owned agricultural trader says it is opening its first trade office in Canada as it continues its push into North America, Reuters reported on 10 June.
Malaysia’s IOI Corporation Berhad (IOI) has decided not to sue the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which suspended IOI on 1 April following a year-long investigation into allegations that it had failed to protect forests and peat areas.
Buyers of palm oil can now choose to support specific, named producers when purchasing GreenPalm certificates, which now include the name, address and GPS location of the sustainably certified mill trading each certificate, GreenPalm announced on 8 June.