Renewables and Edible oils

Posted by: GlobalGroup | 22/01/2021 | Category: Renewables and Edible Oils | 2894 Read | Rating: 0


While the Group is well placed to strengthen ourselves in the fossil fuel sector, we are always looking into the future. In our drive for sustainable future growth and to play our part to help achieve carbon neutrality in the decades ahead, we incorporated Alpine Renewables & Commodities Pte Ltd in Singapore.

Alpine Renewables is focused on the economic and environmental-sustainability potential of renewable materials like Palm Oil Mill Effluents (“POME”), used cooking oil (“UCO”)), Palm Kernel Shells, Palm bunch ash, and ethanol.

In addition, we also set up PT Alpine Renewables Commodities (PT ARC) in the Republic of Indonesia in the same year. PT ARC collects POME via our network of Palm Oil Mills across Indonesia, which is the largest producer of palm oil globally. 








Wholly-owned by Alpine Renewables, PT Alpine Renewables Commodities operates as a collection centre and trader of POME and palm oil related waste materials. PT ARC is positioned as the preferred supplier of renewable energy materials in Asia.

The main products offered by PT ARC are Palm Oil Mill Effluent, Palm Kernel Shells, Empty Fruit Bunch pellets and Palm Bunch ash. Our approach is based on 5 key elements:

  • Deep market knowledge
  • Strong relationships with suppliers and buyers
  • Commitment to quality
  • Total integrity
  • Best-in-class operational methods





The process of collection of POME

PT ARC has an established collection network for POME.  From Palm oil mills and trucking, we have created a comprehensive chain of checks to ensure proper handling and traceability of the waste materials. In addition, we have also set up our own lab to test the products before discharging into our various storage farms and tankers.





We believe the production of biofuel is one of the key components of renewable energy as it is biodegradable and clean-burning replacement for fossil fuel that can be used in existing engines.

With the onset of the Green Movement across the globe, we believe that biofuels are well on the way to replace a significant part of mineral oils consumption.

At Alpine Renewables, we are positioned for this transition to the new era of clean energy.



In the near future, Alpine intends to :

  1. Widen our supplier base for POME
  2. Strengthen our customer base
  3. Increase on-shore tankage capacity and widen our geographical footprint
  4. Expand vertically to improve efficiency
  5. Strategic alliances with existing processing plants for biofuel production


Contact us for more information :

PT Alpine Renewables Commodities (Indonesia),
Indo Office: Gedung Jaya Lt. 9 Unit A02 Jl. M.H Thamrin No. 12 Kebon Sirih, Menteng Jakarta Pusat 10340


Advantages of Biofuel

Biodiesel has several environmental benefits when compared to petroleum-based diesel fuel:

  • Reduce waste and pollution, such as Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME), that is improperly disposed into the environment.
  • Efficiency - Biofuel is made from renewable sources and relatively less-flammable compared to fossil diesel. It has significant lubricating properties that serves to lengthen the lifespan of engines.
  • Reduce lifecycle of greenhouse gases. Studies suggest that biofuels reduce greenhouse gases up to 65%, compared to fossil fuel. Biofuels also emits lower particulate matter such as reduce smog and other environmental pollutants  
  • Reduce hydrocarbon emissions compared to standard diesel. Biodiesel can be manufactured from a wide range of materials, such as POME and UCO.
  • Biofuels or blended with petroleum diesel are adaptable to current engine designs and perform very well in most conditions. It has higher cetane and better lubricating properties. When biodiesel is sued as a combustible fuel, the durability of the engine increases. There is no need for engine conversion. Engines that are designed to work on biofuels produce less emission than other diesel engines.
  • Economic security. Not every country has large reserves of crude oil. Countries that import the oil put a huge dent in the economy. Biofuel production increases the demand for suitable biofuel crops, providing a boost to the agriculture industry. Fuelling homes, business and industries with biofuel are less expensive than fossil fuels. More jobs will be created with a growing biofuel industry, which will keep economy secure. Alpine does not utilise CPO as material for biofuel, we strongly encourage our customers to use POME instead. Given that POME is a waste material on its own, our customers are able to score double the carbon credits and lower their costs of production.



We believe biofuel is the future of green energy as it reduces the production of greenhouse gases through recycling of organic waste products such as POME and UCO. Biofuels are proven to be much cleaner and a safer alternative because they produce less toxins.

It is progressively pursued by many developed and developing nations to fit in the low carbon emission agendas through replacing mineral oils that cause environmental pollution and degradation. It can also be used to complement other sources of renewable energy, to meet pressing energy demands or mixing with distillate oil to reduce reliance on fossils fuels.

Alpine Renewables will look to capture the future needs and requirements of proper POME and UCO handling. These materials shall be used as feedstocks and processed into biofuel and other environmentally friendly products. Thereafter, the processed materials are exported to nations, such as North Asia and Europe, that is currently in demand.