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Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia

This study aims to present the results of ex-ante impact assessments of the investment in new technologies by Zebra BV and the investment in doubling the capacity of the palm oil mill to both industry and policymakers. In the assessment, the ‘before investment’ situation is compared with the ‘after investment’ situation. Ex-ante impact assessments are conducted, based on models and reference data from credible sources and information from Zebra BV, as although at the time of the study both investments were made, the PalmPro mill was not processing fresh fruit bunches (FFB) yet. The following six research questions are addressed in this study:

1. To what extent will greenhouse gas emissions be reduced as a result of the technology investment related to methane capture and usage?

2. To what extent will air quality be improved as a result of the technology investment related to methane capture and usage?

3. To what extent will water quality be improved as a result of the technology investment related to methane capture and usage?

4. To what extent will nutrient use improve as a result of the technology investment related to methane capture and usage?

5. To what extent will local prosperity improve as a result of the technology and mill capacity increase investments?

6. How can the sustainability results of the investments be related to the wider sustainability endeavours in the palm oil value chain?

 

Lead organization:
Wageningen Economic Research
Study sector:
Agriculture
Agriculture focus:
Palm oil
Study type:
Outcome or Impact Evaluation
Study design & methods:
Quantitative collection and analysis methods
Study scope:
Social issues, Environmental issues, Economic issues
Primary Research Funders:
Zebra Special Products BV; Ministry of Economic Affairs
Provide publication date of study if complete.
May 1, 2013
Name of lead contact:
Yuca Waarts