War in Ukraine Pushes Food Prices to Record High: FAO

The surge in food prices accelerated after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February. Russia and Ukraine are major exporters of wheat and corn. Global food prices have hit record levels in the wake of the Ukraine war, the latest data from the Food and Agriculture Organization shows, raising concerns over food security and the conflict's impact on vulnerable populations across the world. The U.N.'s food price index rose to 159.3 in March, up 17.9 points, or 13%, from February and jumped 34% from a year ago. The index measures the monthly change in international prices for a basket of [...]

Plantations International Joins United Nations Global Compact

The Plantations International Group of Companies is very pleased to announce that is been accepted into the prestigious United Nations Global Compact. Plantations International pledges to support the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. With this communication, we express our intent to implement those principles. We are committed to making the UN Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations of our group, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals. Plantations International has [...]

Biofuel heavyweights collect at public conference in Kansas to talk about EPA’s RFS proposals

Plantations International Agarwood Gaharu News Biofuels heavyweights attended a public meeting to review the United States' Epa's (EPA) propositions to change the Sustainable Gas Requirement (RFS) in Kansas, US. EPA's recent proposition calls on refiners to blend 14.8 billion gallons of conventional biofuels in 2017, a little below the 15-billion-gallon degree envisioned by the US Congress when it broadened the RFS in 2007. Officials from the United States EPA heard comments from more than 100 participants on their prepare for just how much ethanol and also various other renewable gas should be combined right into motor gasoline as well as diesel [...]

Researchers discover brand-new cellulose manufacturing method in order to help bespoke biofuels

Plantations International Agarwood Gaharu Information Scientists have actually recognized brand-new actions in the method plants produce cellulose, which could aid avoid having to select between expanding crops for food or fuel. Cellulose is the part of plant cell wall surfaces that offer strength as well as forms insoluble fibre in the human diet. According to a record on the phys.org web site, the findings could bring about enhanced manufacturing of cellulose and guide plant breeding for specific usages such as timber products as well as ethanol energy, which are sustainable options to fossil fuel-based products. Released in the journal Nature Communications, [...]

ECJ annuls US ethanol anti-dumping task

Plantations International Agarwood Gaharu News The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has actually annulled the European Union's (EU) country wide 9.5% anti-dumping duty on all ethanol imported from the United States. The duty had remained in place considering that February 2013. US-based Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and also Development Power revealed that they welcomed the choice, which was made on 9 June. The ECJ ruled that the five-year anti-dumping task of $ 83.03 per metric tonne was void because the European Compensation was required by EU legislation to give each tasted US company its own antidumping rate. Rather, the EC based [...]

EPA: E15 keeps expanding in the United States, however not quickly enough to elevate requireds

Plantations International Agarwood Gaharu Information Government as well as sector financial investment in new tools will drastically boost accessibility to higher-ethanol blends but not quick sufficient to raise mandates to make use of the fuel next year, according to the United States Epa (EPA). Grants sustaining the installment of pumps and also tanks able to give a 15% ethanol-petrol mix (E15) will certainly help drop a substantial obstacle to spreading out a fuel biofuel manufacturers hope will certainly stimulate a fresh wave of brand-new market share. But the energy still encounters lawful and sensible difficulties maintaining regulatory authorities from presuming a [...]

Covering validates plans to increase low-carbon biofuels profile as it reveals new powers prepare