Cargill’s new palm kernel crushing plant at its PT. Hindoli oil palm plantation in South Sumatra, Indonesia, has been certified by the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
The kernel crushing plant is fully renewable-energy powered by a new biomass plant that also supplies electricity to employee housing units in the area.
The plant will cater to growing local demand for certified-sustainable crude palm kernel oil by specialty fats and oleochemicals manufacturers, whilst the palm kernel expeller by-product will serve as a quality feedstock for the local animal husbandry sector.
Drawing its palm kernel supplies from Cargill’s other RSPO-certified mills in South Sumatra – Sungai Lilin, Tanjung Dalam and Mukut – the PT. Hindoli kernel crushing plant can produce up to 98 mt of sustainable palm kernel oil and 124 mt of palm kernel expeller daily.
The RSPO certification of the PT. Hindoli kernel crushing plant comes on the back of Cargill’s PT. Harapan Sawit Lestari’s certification of Paku Juang kernel crushing plant in West Kalimantan earlier this year.
The company is currently working towards RSPO certification for its third palm kernel crushing plant at Poliplant Group’s Sungai Kerandi mill in West Kalimantan.