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2011-03-10 09:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Envergent Technologies LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that it has been selected by Premium Renewable Energy (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. to perform the engineering design for a project that will use Envergent's RTP® Rapid Thermal Processing technology to convert palm biomass to renewable heat and electricity. The initial Premium RTP facility, to be initiated in late 2011 and completed in early 2013, will...

2011-03-03 08:00:00

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) announced today that it is helping fund sustainable palm oil production through purchasing GreenPalm certificates covering 100 percent of its global palm oil use. Today, GreenPalm estimates that only six percent of the current global supply of palm oil is sustainably grown. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) continues to work toward the development of a consistent and sufficient supply of segregated,...

2011-02-22 09:35:00

CHANNAHON, Ill., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, IOI-Loders Croklaan, one of the world's leading fully integrated palm oil producers, proudly welcomed their first bulk vessel shipment of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified sustainable palm oil to North America. This shipment demonstrates the commitment of Loders Croklaan in supporting the production and supply of RSPO certified sustainable palm oil to the global market. (Photo:...

2011-02-09 07:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), and its renewable energy subsidiary VIASPACE Green Energy Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VGREF), announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PT Provident Agro of Jakarta Indonesia with the goal to use Giant King(TM) Grass as feedstock for a large scale pellet mill to manufacture a minimum of 300,000 metric tonnes per year of pellets for the export market, primarily in Europe....

2011-02-01 17:28:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week the U.S. government released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans with few changes since the 2005 version. The guidelines continue to urge Americans to keep their calorie intake from saturated fat to less than 10 percent and lower the amount of trans fat in their diet to as low as possible. The guidelines recommend these fats be replaced with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats; however, the average American is more likely to...

2011-02-01 00:37:30

AspectDSC, the real time market information decision support center for energy, metals and commodities traders and other professionals now includes palm oil data, extending its versatility into the biofuels industry. The move comes with the addition to AspectDSC of crude palm oil futures from Bursa Malaysia, one of Asia's largest exchanges and located right at the center of the world's biggest biofuels market. Palm oil has strong connections with the production of biodiesel, the market...

2010-11-10 10:59:00

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Smallholders at Cargill's oil palm plantation, PT Hindoli, have been officially awarded their Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification during the 8th Annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil in Jakarta on November 8-11, 2010. President of RSPO, Jan Kees Vis, presented the certification to the smallholders' cooperative representative from South Sumatra, Indonesia, which is the world's first smallholder scheme to...

2010-10-17 20:00:00

SINGAPORE, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Scientists from Singapore found that tocotrienols, which are members of the Vitamin E family, are effective in lowering the levels of triglyceride, a form of fat in the blood. High levels of triglyceride are closely linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The scientists found that gamma and delta tocotrienols, derived naturally from palm oil, are potent in lowering triglyceride levels by 28% in the blood of human...

2010-10-07 11:28:00

Shows Palm Oil Plan Deprives Jobs and Higher Living Standards WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An advertisement in today's Politico newspaper accuses the World Bank of turning its back on the poor by withdrawing support for palm oil, a key agricultural crop that feeds over a billion people in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101007/DC78437) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101007/DC78437) (Logo:...

2010-10-06 11:36:00

Letter to World Bank President Zoellick Requests a Halt to Palm Oil Investment Freeze LAGOS, Nigeria, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of the World Bank and IMF Fall Meetings, the Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA) wrote today to World Bank President Robert Zoellick in defense of African farmers and workers in the palm oil sector, calling the Bank's efforts to draw up a new framework on the crop a shortsighted condemnation of developing countries from those in the...


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