This is how palm oil is made

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palm oil processing facility
credit: K Martinko

7. Palm oil processing facility

This is the processing plant belonging to Hondupalma, a palm oil cooperative recently certified as sustainable by the Rainforest Alliance. It operates 24 hours a day and shuts down only twice a year for maintenance. This plant produces 60,000 tons of crude oil each year: 45,000 tons are refined on the premises to sell both domestically and internationally, and 15,000 tons are left as crude oil and sold to international brokers.

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