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Palm oil is the most important tropical vegetable oil in the global oils and fats industry in terms of production and trade. The demand for palm oil is expected to increase by 25.7 million tons by 2020 from a base of 52.3 million tons in 2012.

The company is engaged in the development of land for palm oil production and the sale of palm seedlings and crude palm oil.

A Brown Energy and Resources Development, Inc. (ABERDI), with its principal office address at Malubog, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon, is formerly named A Brown Energy Inc. Wholly owned by ABCI, the company was formed on February 21, 2001 with a starting paid in capital of PHP 10 million. After 17 months, the By-Laws of the corporation, including its corporate name, was amended in order to cater the different types of businesses relating to trading in general, exploration, development and production or energy and power resources, mining and quarry, and real estate development. Its primary purpose is to engage in the business of manufacturing and trading of goods such as crude oil and petroleum products on wholesale/retail basis.

The current Authorized Capital Stock of the corporation is PHP 150 million with a par value of PHP 1.00 per share.

The Securities and Exchange Commission approved on August 30, 2012 the application for merger between A Brown Energy Resources Development Inc. and Nakeen Corporation, with A Brown Energy and Resources Development Inc. as the surviving company.

The prior undertakings of the company were drilling projects, the distribution of asphalt/bitumen nationwide, and the management of the construction of model houses at Xavier Estates.

Palm Oil Mill

 • Crude Palm Oil Mill (CPO)

The company is in the oil palm business. Its primary activity is the extraction process of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) to CPO in its mill plant situated at Malubong, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon with a capacity of 10 tons per hour producing an average of 100 tons of CPO per day for ten hour operation. This product is a raw material for manufacturers that process both food and non-food commodities (ex. Household cooking oil, biodiesel, soap, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, noodles and pasta, non-dairy creamers, etc.) The sources of the FFBs are subsidiaries of ABERDI and various independent growers of oil palm. The oil extraction ratio of crude palm oil ranges from 15% to 20% while palm kernel recovery ranges from 2% to 5% respectively. Other products are sludge oil, fiber, and shell, empty bunch, sludge cake as non-food uses.

• Refined, Bleached and Dedorized (RBD)

The company started the construction of the 50 tonner/day palm oil physical refinery with fractionation last December 2012.  This is set to be operational by June 2013 and projected to produce 1,000 metric tons of palm olein per month.

Oil Palm Plantation

 With the merger of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Nakeen Corporation, A Brown Energy and Resources Development, Inc. is now operating a 1,350-hectare oil palm plantation located in the areas of Kalabugao, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon and Tingalan, Opol, Misamis Oriental.  It imports germinated oil palm seeds from Thailand, Papua New Guinea and Costa Rica for its nursery.

Corporate Social Responsibility

 ABERDI believes in the fundamental principle of loving and caring.  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is basically part of ABERDI’s corporate culture by practicing responsibility and accountability.

As a socially responsible corporate citizen, ABERDI follows these four pillars of  CSR:

 1. Promote responsible leadership – one that exemplifies  integrity, values, spirituality and genuine concern of all the company’s business partners and stakeholders.

2.  Herald stewardship—one that improves the condition of not only the company but also of the community it serves.

3. Improve peace in the workplace– one that ensures employees decent work environment, and provides customers with quality products and services.

4. Build relevance to society – one that understands the force that is driving the society, or the community by being relevant to issues and concerns of general interest.

 

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