USM researchers find a way to convert oil palm waste to biofertiliser

August 21, 2013 |

In Malaysia, the Borneo Post reports that University of Malaysia Sabah researchers were able to convert oil palm fibre empty fruit bunches into biofertiliser. The article identified the researchers as Dr. Md Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee, and Nur Shafawati Saili, his postgraduate student, as having used Trichoderma to turn the biomass into biofertiliser inside of 40 days, solving a massive waste issue in the process.

Shafizuzzaman is quoted, “The UMS Microbiology Research Group is seeking searching potential local companies who are interested in developing the composting process for commercialisation in the large scale application of agricultural crops.”

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