More action on EU palm oil ban needed, says industry veteran


The EU Parliament voted yesterday to ban palm oil-based biofuels by 2021, while other vegetable oil-based biofuels, such as those from soy and rapeseed, could continue to be used until 2030. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 18, 2018.

MORE engagements, consultations and follow-up actions are needed to remove the European Union’s (EU) threat to ban palm oil use in biofuels, says industry veteran Yusof Basiron.

The former Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) chief executive officer said that Malaysia’s stance was still not being heeded by the EU Parliament, despite various talks and engagements at the government-to-government level.


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