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CHART: Emissions per hectare of oil palm plantation (CPO)

Chart: Top palm oil producers
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Greenhouse gas emissions in terms of carbon dioxide-equivalent per hectare of oil palm plantation. Data from the FAO.

Emissions per hectare of oil palm plantation (CPO)

GHG emission factorEmissions per ha (kgCO2-eq/ha* annum)
Fossil fuel use transport & machinery+180 to + 404
Fertilizer use+1,500 to +2,000
Fuel of mill & utilization of mill byproducts0
POME+2,500 to +4,000
Total operations+4,180 to +6,225
GHG emission from land conversion+1,700 to + 25,000
Annual C sequestration by oil palms-7,660
Emissions from oil palm on peat+18,000 to + 73,000
Total emissions related to carbon stock change+12,040 to +90,340
Total+16,220 to 96,565

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