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Indonesia asks EU to ease Indonesia palm oil import regulations

December 04, 2014

‚ÄčIndonesia, the world’s largest producer of palm oil, has asked the European Union (EU) to ease its regulations on palm oil imports, mainly to help Indonesian farmers benefit from exporting the commodity, The Jakarta Post reported in November.

Unilever promises 100% sustainable palm oil by end of 2014

November 28, 2014

All palm oil used by Unilever PLC’s European food business will be derived from sustainable sources by the end of 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported the company as saying on 19 November.

Indonesia optimistic about mandate

November 27, 2014

Indonesia’s Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s renewable energy directorate general is optimistic it can maintain its policy of blending biodiesel with diesel fuel, despite the programme’s realisation remaining below target, The Jakarta Post reported in November.

OFI India 2015 is coming your way

November 17, 2014

Quartz Business Media, organisers of the OFI events and publisher of Oils & Fats International magazine, has announced that the latest extension of the brand will take place on 21-22 April 2015, when the first OFI India Exhibition and Conference takes place at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) in Hyderabad, India. 

New appointments at Algae Biomass and CRFA

November 11, 2014

On 4 November, Biodiesel Magazine reported that Mary Rosenthal, the first executive director of the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), had died on 1 November after a battle with cancer, according to the ABO.


November 10, 2014

CORRECTION : OFI would like to correct several errors contained in the feature, ‘Glycerine market explodes’, which was published in its October/November 2014 issue, p16 and 18.

More than 1,000 attend OFI Asia 2014 and OFIC 2014

November 07, 2014

Over 1,000 delegates, visitors, exhibitors and speakers were registered to have attended OFI Asia 2014 at the end of the second day of the three-day exhibition.

New body to regulate Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil Standard

November 06, 2014

A new Malaysian palm oil certification council should be in operation by the first quarter of next year to supervise the recently launched Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) standard, Douglas Uggah Embas, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, said at the official launch of the OFIC 2014 Congress and OFI Asia 2014 exhibtion on 6 November.

Oils and fats deficit in 2015

November 05, 2014

The global oils and fats market is in transition and faces a deficit in 2015, making palm oil more important for consumers next year and beyond, Thomas Mielke, executive director of Oil World told the OFIC Congress and OFI Asia 2014 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 5 November.

FGV makes first biodiesel shipments to China

October 30, 2014

Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) has followed on from its first shipment of 6,000 tonnes of palm biodiesel to China with a second 6,000 tonnes shipment to Dongguan Port, Guangdong, New Straits Times reported on 28 October.

Sime Darby offers $1.7bn for NBPOL

October 28, 2014

Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd offered to buy Papua New Guinea-based New Britain Palm Oil (NBPOL) for some US$1.74bn or £7.15/share on 9 October.