And the winner is....

Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue 2022

Innovation Fair

This year’s edition of the Sustainable Palm Oil Dialoque (SPOD) dedicated special attention to the innovators making sustainable palm oil the norm. Together with Wageningen University & Research and the Sustainable Palm Oil Choice, SPOD hosted an Innovation Fair and a special session on innovations.

The Innovation Fair offered individuals, NGOs, academics and businesses the opportunity to showcase their ideas to an expert audience as well as network with academia and industry decision-makers for the chance to bring their idea to reality.

The following innovations participated in the event:

During the special session on innovations, five innovations pitched their ideas to the participants of the event: Arconesia, Connecting Food, Earthworm, Faculty of Agriculture INSTIPER and Rimba Collective. Arconesia was selected as the winner of the sustainable palm oil Innovation Fair. Acronesia is an agricultural crop magenment platform that helps smallholders farmers in Indoensia implement Climate Smart Agricultural practices.

Below you can find all innovations that have been submitted.

This session was hosted by the Sustainable Palm Oil Choice and Wageningen University & Research.

The members of the Sustainable Palm Oil Choice (SPOC) Advisory Committee selected the best innovations based on the following criteria:

Criterium 1

The idea should be an innovation contributing to solutions on environmental and/or social and/or governance aspects to make palm oil production, trade and or use more sustainable.

Criterium 2

How scalable is the innovation?

Criterium 3

Most chance of succeeding? Is it realistic/achievable?Most chance of succeeding? Is it realistic/achievable?

Criterium 4

Is there a sound economic business case?

Criterium 5

To avoid innovations that solve one problem at the cost of causing another problem: does the innovation take into account ESG risks?

Members of the SPOC Advisory Committee whose organisation has submitted an entry to the Innovation Fair, are excluded from the selection process. The same goes for the organisations that organise the SPOD event.



Innovations for the contest

Knipsel Innovation1


Monitoring carbon for scope 3

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Ugak With Palm

Sofield Agrobio Resources Sdn Bhd (SARSB)

Biofertilizers to reduce the chemical impact of oil palm farming

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Innovation Sime Darby

Sime Darby Plantations - social innovation

How to translate ILO indicators of forced labour into indicators of practice on the ground.

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Sun Bear

Sun Bear Bioworks Ltd

Precision fermentation of oil as palm oil alternative

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Kehati Foundation

Faculty of Agriculture INSTIPER and Kehati Foundation

Digital extension platform for smallholders

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Wild Asia

Wild Asia

Small Producer Inclusivity Alliance (SPIRAL): mill partnerships model for inclusion, traceability and certification

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Borneo Futures

Borneo Futures

Transparently and reliably monitor spatial and temporal changes in wildlife populations in oil palm

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Innovation Ulula


Digital solution allowing direct access with communities and workers to communicate and raise their concerns and grievances without interference from their supervisors, community leaders or plantation/factory management.

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Josult Oil Limited

The Eco-Palm Fund serves as an incentive for farmers that need a loan for personal and farming purposes and are willing to adopt sustainable palm oil production.

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Innovation Artificial Grass

Palmyra Polyurethane Systems Sdn. Bhd.

The manufacture of palm oil based Artificial Grass for sports and leisure.

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Innovation Rainforest Alliance

Rainforest Alliance

The Palm Industry Platform: A Tech-forward Supply Chain Mapping Tool to increase transparency and conduct risk assessments.

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Innovation DIBIZ

DIBIZ Pte. Ltd., Singapore

DIBIZ mobile app: Empowering smallholders to earn more with End-to-End Visibility & Traceability for trusted & verified ethical sourcing.

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Mechanical Buffalo With Grabber Img

Sime Darby Plantations - mechanical technology

Advanced Mechanisation Technology: solution to heavy workload for workers and increasing productivity.

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Innovation Rimba

Rimba Collective

Collective finance platform. Rimba Collective is an initiative led by buyers and processors of palm oil to collectively support long-term, sustainable conservation, and restoration of forests.

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Borneo Pygmy Elephants


Humans & Wildlife in the Sabah Landscape: From Conflict to Coexistence via community-based strategies.

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H.O.W. (Happy Orangutans Worldwide)

A viral video featuring orangutans…

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Innovation Colombia

Team Foods

#HO is an option giving a higher olein content, thanks to the hybridization of Elaeis oleifera x Elaeis Guineensis of La Mé origin.

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Restor provides ecological insights, monitoring data, and visibility to 120,000 conservation and restoration sites across 110 countries.

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Lubuk Larangan

FORTASBI Indonesia

Lubuk Larangan, Local Wisdom That Maintains High Conservation Value. Lubuk Larangan is an innovation to restore river ecosystems.

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Chester Zoo

Expanding the Sustainable Palm Oil Communities concept across the UK and worldwide.

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Trees Nursery 2

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

A slow nutrient- release property coupled with informed nutrient application are amongst the key sustainable features of Z-genF which aims at preserving soil health, sustain yield and positively impact climate change.

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Nicolipa Palm Plantation

The use of a motor bike engine and a 20 ton hydraulic jack to effectively and efficiently press oil from palms nuts.

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WWF Singapore

WWF developed a digital traceability and risk assessment tool, Hamurni

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