GGL for Palm Kernel Shells (PKS)

PKS requirements submitted under the attention of the Ministry of Economy, Trade  and Industry of the Japanese government!

GGL is very happy to announce a new chapter is opening for its sustainable biomass standards.

Palm kernel shells (or PKS) is a residue generated by the palm oil processing industry. PKS is the shell fractions left after the crushing of the palm oil nut in the palm oil mill. PKS is a fibrous material with a high calorific value easy to handle in bulk directly from the product line to the end user.  As large quantities of this residue are being produced as a consequence of the increased market of palm oil in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand; an alternative use of this residue can be made by turning it into a new resource and finally, into clean energy.

GGL has developed a set of requirements applicable to operators wishing to source, process and transport PKS into Japan as biomass input for energy production under the Japan’s Feed in Tariff (FIT) system. The developed requirements want to provide a guarantee on:

  • Legal Compliance (Outside Japan)
  • Sustainable and legal sourcing
  • Fair working conditions
  • Elimination of child labor and Forced Labor
  • Workers’ Rights to Organize and Bargain Collectively
  • and finally information disclosure

For more information, please contact:

Alessia Capurso (GGL)

T: +31 (0)647446519