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Investigating whether the major palm oil markets can grow without increasing emissions and harming biodiversity

Palm oil

New Britain Palm Oil

New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL) focuses mainly on palm oil in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. NBPOL manage plantations and operate processing facilities which mostly handle certified sustainable palm material.

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Major palm companies, at a glance

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Palm oil, explained


The anatomy of an oil palm

Palm oil is used in thousands of everyday products around the world, but what do we know of the palm that produces it?
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Palm oil: The pros and cons of a controversial commodity

Answers to key questions about a commodity that, for better or for worse, is here to stay

How palm oil is certified ‘sustainable’

Concerns about the impacts of palm oil have led to standards certifying it as ‘sustainable’. But are they effective, and which are best?
Crude palm is seen at a processing plant in Langkat of Indonesia's north Sumatra province October 31, 2012. Indonesia's exports still fell 9.35 percent in September from a year ago, the sixth month in a row in which they were lower than a year earlier. Th Explainer

Breaking down palm oil

Crude palm oil can be broken down into many useful derivatives, but murky chemical supply chains may be hampering sustainable development

The mothers of Malen

Episode one of our new podcast series Palm Oil Frontiers visits Malen Chiefdom in Sierra Leone

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