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Palm Oil Production. By Morgan Hyland. How is the energy source being used? . Still mostly used in the manufacturing of food products Found in 1 in 10 food items in the UK Now being used as an ingredient in bio-diesel also transportation

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Palm oil production

Palm Oil Production

By Morgan Hyland


How is the energy source being used

How is the energy source being used?

  • Still mostly used in the manufacturing of food products

    • Found in 1 in 10 food items in the UK

  • Now being used as an ingredient in bio-diesel also transportation

  • Also used as fuel to be burnt in power stations to produce energy

  • Indonesia and Malaysia are the biggest market for palm oil energy production


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Environmental impacts

Environmental Impacts

  • Largest cause of rainforest clearance

  • Responsible for destruction of 10 million hectares of rainforest

  • 6.5 million hectares of palm oil plantations have been created

  • Responsible for the destruction of species

    • responsible for at least half of the observed reduction in orangutan between 1992 and 2003

  • Causes an increase in green house gas emissions

  • Chief cause of forest fires in Indonesia


Other disadvantages

Other disadvantages

  • Benefitted large companies at the expense of small communities

    • Lose their land and access to rainforest resources and economic profits

    • Palm oil production often more associated with corporate greed rather than sustainable development


Advantages

Advantages

  • Reduces green house gases that destroy the ozone layer

  • Renewable resource- most commonly produced vegetable oil in the world

  • It has the lowest production cost of all the major oils


Where produced

Where produced?


What would it replace

What would it replace?

  • In its use in creating biofuels, it would reduce the need for crude oil

  • It reduces the amount of green house gases that are emitted into the atmosphere

  • Renewable resource

  • Costs less than all other oils


Palm oil production

  • http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/briefings/palm_oil_biofuel_position.pdf

  • http://www.biomass-asia-workshop.jp/biomassws/04workshop/presentation_files/17_Choo.pdf

  • http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/005/Y4355E/y4355e04.htm


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