Indonesian palm oil for biodiesel rarely sustainable

Published on
April 11, 2019

Palm oil imported by EU countries for use as biodiesel is often not sustainable. That was the conclusion of a study by Wageningen PhD candidate Nima Khasanah. She concludes that converting rainforest to palm oil plantations reduces the chance that those plantations meet EU-requirements for sustainability. The same goes for oil palms grown on bogland.