11th Asia Sustainable Oil Palm Summit Spotlights on Sustainability, New Technologies, Certifications

CMT's 11th Asia Sustainable Oil Palm Summit, on 02-03 July, 2019 in Jakarta, takes stock of palm oil and biodiesel market trends in Indonesia and Malaysia, use of drones, big data and block chain technologies, certifications and more.

JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In the face of EU's ban on palm oil in biofuels and the resulting trade war with Indonesia and Malaysia, the Jakarta summit will start off with a Keynote Speech by Nicholas Whittle, CFO, PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana - 'The Indonesian Palm Oil Industry - Staying Resilient to Market Challenges'. Day 1 will also look at Indonesia's stance and concerns for '3 -MCPD and GE challenge' - elaborated by Indonesian Oil Palm Research Institute (IOPRI) while the 'Sustainable Practices on Integrating Cattle Breeding into Palm Oil Plantations' is shared by Indonesia-Australia Commercial Cattle Breeding Program (IACCBP).

11th Asia Sustainable Oil Palm Summit
11th Asia Sustainable Oil Palm Summit

Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA) shares details of Malaysia's B10 Biodiesel Program as the country recently mandated local producers to increase minimum bio-content in biodiesel fuel to 10%. In another session, Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB addresses - 'Is Clonal Oil Palm a Sustainable Solution'?

Use of technology is a key theme this year with these focused sessions:

  • Poladrone Solutions - GAP Using Drone Monitoring and Big Data Analytics
  • SAP - Applying Block Chain Technology to Enhance Palm Oil Traceability
  • ABS Innovations - Becoming Sustainable through Operational Process Digitalisation & Organisational Development

The agenda also looks at a comparative analysis of 'All Certification Standards (RSPO, ISPO & MSPO) & Latest Updates Related to Absolute Requirements for Obtaining the Certificate' by PT Sucofindo while Jerami Indah shares a smallholder's perspective on 'Its Journey to being Certified'.

Organized by Centre for Management Technology, the summit also focuses on:

  • Positioning of CPO vs Other Edible Oils - Implications of Current Political Trends, Soybean Trade and Sustainability - RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness
  • Coconut Making a Comeback: i) Malaysia - Linaco Manufacturing and ii) Indonesia - PT. Pulau Sambu
  • Optimising Value of Palm Oil Waste - Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
  • Converting Palm Oil Waste Into High Value Added Chemicals - Green Earth Institute
  • Supplier Group Mapping Program - Stepping Up Efforts For Deforestation Free Palm Oil Supply Chains - Aidenvironment Asia
  • Sustainable Palm Oil Cultivation in Sri Lanka & Potential Growth Outlook - Elpitiya Plantation

Visit event website or contact Ms. Hafizah at or call +65 6346 9218 for more details.

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Source: Centre for Management Technology (CMT)