Its waste product should be the next big thing in bioenergy, scientists say. Palm oil is the wonderstuff of fats. It makes our cookies crunchier, shampoo bubblier and lipstick smoother, all for a fraction of the price of other oils. However, a recent media storm has cast a shadow on the industry. Headlines have exposed the mass deforestation at the hands of palm oil production, … Continue reading Can Palm Oil Enter the Circular Economy?
Norway saw drop in palm oil consumption following new regulations limiting sales in response to concerns about deforestation for plantations. The decrease has been lauded by a Norwegian rainforest advocacy group, which called it a “big win for rainforests.” Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s two biggest palm oil producers, have warned of retaliation if a Europe-wide phase-out of the commodity from biofuels by 2030 goes … Continue reading Norway Shifting Away From Palm Oil Biofuel