SIPEF is producing and selling palm products, such as crude palm oil, palm kernels and crude palm kernel oil, as well as natural rubber, tea in bulk, green bananas, flowers and foliage. All our products are 100% traceable to the source. 

Palm oil

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Collection truck loaded with FFB on a plantation road
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Tanker truck loading CPO under the filling shed in Agro Muko, for transport to the port facilities

Oil palm cultivation requires specific growing conditions such as sufficient sunshine, temperatures ranging between 24 and 32°C and a rainfall pattern that is evenly spread throughout the year. For these reasons the most suitable areas for cultivation of the oil palm lie between 10° north and south of the Equator line. The economic life period of the oil palm is around 20-25 years, after an immature phase of about 2.5 years.

Palm oil has the highest oil yield per hectare and is, therefore, the most productive oil-bearing crop in the world, in terms of land use. The global average oil yield per hectare for oil palm is at least 8 times larger than for soybeans and about 6 times larger than rapeseed. 

Compared to other oil seed crops the oil palm is unique as it produces 2 different oils from its fruit: palm oil from the mesocarp and palm kernel oil from the kernel. 

In addition to be the most productive vegetable oil per hectare, oil palm is also a very efficient crop, as it has the highest energy output versus input ratio. In absolute terms, oil palm requires the lowest input of pesticides, fertilisers and fossil fuel per unit production of oil. 

Palm oil and palm kernel oil can be refined and fractionated into, amongst others, olein, stearin and palm mid fractions for different applications. 

The applications of palm oil are far ranging. In the food sector the principal uses are in cooking oils and frying fats; margarine and spreads; shortenings; confectionery and bakery fats; ice cream and coffee creamers. 

In the non-food sector it is used in soap, shampoo and detergents; cosmetics; pharmaceuticals; energy generation; biodiesel and lubricants.

If the target is to feed the growing world population and to optimise the use of the shrinking availability of arable land, then it makes good sense to look at palm oil as an effective source of supply. The competitiveness of palm oil ensures that it will remain a crucial source of sustainable and renewable raw material for food, oleochemicals and biofuel industries of the future. 

Palm Oil Mills

Longitude Latitude RSPO certified since ISPO certified since Comments
Bukit Maradja Mill 99° 14' 8,06'' E 3° 0' 44,26'' N 2010 2016
Perlabian Mill 100° 4' 57,19'' E 2° 3' 40,98'' N 2010 2016
Umbul Mas Wisesa Mill 100° 16' 13.56'' E 2° 12' 41,7'' N 2015 2017
Mukomuko Mill 101° 16' 43,21'' E 2° 36' 3,67'' S 2011 2015
Bunga Tanjung Mill 101° 22' 14,04'' E 2° 42' 57,87'' S 2011 2015
Dendymarker Mill 102° 56' 44,28'' E 2° 47' 45,56'' S 2015 2015
Papua New Guinea
Navo Mill 151° 13' 27,32'' E 5° 5' 40,17'' S 2009 NA
Barema Mill 151° 7' 47,54'' E 5° 12' 37,6'' S 2014 NA + KCP facilities RSPO certified since 2015
Hargy Mill 151° 0' 40,18'' E 5° 18' 39,02'' S 2009 NA + KCP facilities RSPO certified since 2015

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