Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sustainable Palm Oil Arrives in U.S.

We just received word that the first shipment of palm oil certified under sustainability criteria has arrived in the United States.

This is a breaking news story coming from They state, that according to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), AAK, a vegetable oils and fats manufacturer based in Malmo, Sweden, announced the arrival of the first shipment of segregated RSPO-certified palm oil to its refinery in Port Newark, New Jersey. .

The RSPO also announced that daily production of CSPO has now surpassed 5,000 metric tons per day. Since late 2008 more than 2.2 million tons of certified palm oil and 600,000 tons of certified palm kernals have been produced. About 600,000 tons of CSPO and kernals has been sold—mostly in Europe—so far in 2010.

Read the entire story online.