Explore whether the production of palm-oil biodiesel is sustainable. Do the positive impacts for farmers and consumers outweigh the negative impacts on the rainforest environment?
- Palm oil biofuel is cheap, renewable and produces low emissions.
- Over 90% of palm oil is produced in Indonesia and Malaysia.
- Rainforests are being destroyed to produce palm oil, which impacts on local ecosystems.
- The use of biofuels is set to rise in the future.
Demand for palm oil is rocketing.
Made from palm fruit, over 70% of palm oil currently ends up in food products but it's also used in cosmetics and, increasingly, in biodiesel.
Compared to levels in 2000, demand is predicted to double by 2030 and triple by 2050.
Palm oil biodiesel is ...
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