The palm oil sector constantly seeks ways to further enhance its sustainability efforts and reduce greenhouse gas emissions such as methane created from palm oil processing.
Tapping methane from Palm Oil Mill Effluent for a renewable source of green energy has great potential as an income generator, besides pushing market boundaries by changing the way the world looks at Malaysian palm oil.
The latest research findings highlight the neuroprotective properties of vitamin E tocotrienol in palm oil and could potentially open up new markets for the industry.
The year 2014 proved to be a challenging one for palm oil and rubber, but better prospects lie ahead.
How important is mechanisation in palm oil industry and what is the significance to the Malaysian economy?
Africa is poised to be the next frontier for palm oil as Malaysian plantation giants seek suitable land for expansion. Its organised plantation sector, conducive climate and large markets make it an attractive proposition but Africa is not without its challenges.
Palm oil, which is one of the biggest drivers of the Malaysian economy, is set to get a boost under the Eleventh Malaysia Plan’s blueprint to develop its downstream sector.
When the Oil Palm was introduced to Malaysia in 1870 as an ornamental plan, there was little thought that this golden crop from Africa would play such a pivotal role in transforming the country’s agricultural and economic landscape.
Players should do more to diversify into niche downstream activities.
Outlook bright for company as it taps vast opportunities in the plantations sector
Palm Oil is cleaning up it’s act as consumers and environmentalist put increasing pressure on producers and manufactures to guarantee that the palm oil they consume is free from deforestation and exploitation. The new wave of sustainability offers yet another opportunity for Malaysia to take the lead in an industry that is set to double […]
In June 2012, Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) was listed on Bursa Malaysia. Not resting on its laurels, the company now aims to become one of Malaysia’s top three plantation firms, and to join the world’s top 10 agribusiness firms by 2020.
At the rate FGV is growing, it looks like it is on track to becoming one of the world’s top 10 agriculture business firms that include Cargill and Canada’s Bungee.
When crude oil prices exceeded US$100 (RM300) per barrel in February 2008, everyone wanted to be in the biodiesel industry. Six years on, there is little buzz on biodiesel. Is it still relevant today?
At its height, crude palm oil prices scaled past RM4,000 a tonne in March 2008.
But since then, prices have almost halved, hovering at the RM2,300-RM2,500 level in 2012 and much of 2013. Can global demand and the supply situation rejuvenate this commodity?
The government remains committed to increasing and improving the country’s palm oil sector, the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) in the Prime Minister’s Department said in its 2012 Annual Report of the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).
What can we learn from the failure of Country Heights Growers Scheme, Malaysia’s first oil palm plantation investment scheme combining farm estate and investment and providing investors with the opportunity to participate in the Malaysian palm oil industry?
Where’s Malaysia’s palm oil industry headed? And how sustainable is it?
Can a cooperative of smallholders make it big? Does size matter in the palm oil industry?
Malaysia’s end-November palm oil stocks rose 2.3% month-on-month and 22% year-on-year to a record high of 2.56 million tonnes. Exports were weaker than expected and production from Sabah surprised on the upside.