Archiv: palm oil


05.10.2019 - 03:40 [ farmlandgrab.org ]

Violent arrests and torture expose the myth of ‘development’

Greenpeace Africa is appalled — but not surprised — by reports of violent nocturnal arrests and torture of Congolese villagers in Tshopo province. The communities are involved in a conflict over their land with Plantations et Huileries du Congo SA (PHC), a palm oil plantation company owned by the Canadian company Feronia Inc.

18.06.2018 - 12:31 [ Strait Times ]

EU deal to end palm-oil transport fuel

EU negotiators have agreed to phase out the use of palm oil in transport fuels from 2030, setting up a clash with producer countries like Malaysia and Indonesia.

Under the deal – which needs final approval from the European Parliament and member states – at least 14 per cent of fuel for transport must come from renewables by 2030.

11.06.2018 - 12:12 [ Reuters ]

UPDATE 3-French farmers block refineries, fuel depots over palm oil imports

French farmers have blocked access to oil depots and at least three refineries using tonnes of onions, wood and rubble as part of a three-day protest over plans to allow Total to use imported palm oil at a biofuel plant.