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Green Earth Institute aims to produce green chemicals from oil palm waste in Malaysia

Green Earth Institute aims to produce green chemicals from oil palm waste in Malaysia

February 19, 2019 |

In Japan, Green Earth Institute plans to start producing high value chemicals— alanine and valine—from oil palm waste using its technology in a Malaysian trial by 2022 with hopes of partnering with companies such as Sime Darby. Empty fruit bunches will be used but also palm trunks. GEI, started in 2011 with funds from the […]

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EPFL researchers look at oil palm waste for biorefinery opportunities

EPFL researchers look at oil palm waste for biorefinery opportunities

August 18, 2015 |

In Switzerland,  researchers from EPFL show agricultural residues from Brazilian oil palm plantations, can be used to produce bioethanol and two additional end products: furfural, a much-used industrial compound, and lignin, a solid fuel that can be used in the biorefinery.  For this particular study, they characterized the composition of the empty fruit bunches and […]

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

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, […]

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Graphene NanoChem delivers first batch of palm waste biofuel

Graphene NanoChem delivers first batch of palm waste biofuel

May 29, 2013 |

In Malaysia, Graphene NanoChem has added Petron Fuel International as a customer. The first delivery of PlatAmber, the group’s palm waste based biofuel for the Malaysian market began last week.

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Singaporean researchers may have found key to processing palm waste

Singaporean researchers may have found key to processing palm waste

November 22, 2012 |

In Singapore, researchers from the A*STAR Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences have created a combination of acids that could make financially feasible the hydrolyzing of empty fruit bunches after the palm oil has been extracted.

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Malaysia sends palm waste to Italy for cellulosic biofuels tests

Malaysia sends palm waste to Italy for cellulosic biofuels tests

May 30, 2012 |

In Malaysia, twelve tons of waste oil palm tree biomass is en route from Malaysia to a plant in Italy for tests on its suitability for conversion into industrial sugar. Successful results could one day result in commercial scale production of high-value green chemicals from the non-edible residue of Malaysia’s vast oil palm plantations.

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Japanese-Malaysian teams breaks through on palm waste biofuels

Japanese-Malaysian teams breaks through on palm waste biofuels

December 6, 2011 |

In Malaysia, after 10 years of research and collaboration with experts from Japan, researchers at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak have begun producing biofuel from palm ‘sago’ (stem pith) waste. The plant will be opened to the public as an exhibition this month. The project will be expanded next year as pilot trials begin for biodiesel production […]

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Palm waste could be $9.3B business: Malaysian PM

Palm waste could be $9.3B business: Malaysian PM

November 29, 2011 |

In Malaysia, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said in a speech during the launch of BioMalaysia 2011 and the 2011 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial and Bio-Energy that the country could reap major benefits as the world’s largest palm oil exporter due to the tremendous potential to use palm oil waste in high-value industrial […]

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Mission NewEnergy plans palm waste biodiesel plant in Malaysia for 2012

Mission NewEnergy plans palm waste biodiesel plant in Malaysia for 2012

November 14, 2011 |

In Malaysia, Mission NewEnergy is drawing up plans for a waste material processing facility which will draw on palm oil recovered from waste material in the palm oil refining process. The plant, which has received all the necessary government sanctions, is expected to be fully operational at 66,000 tons/year by September of 2012.

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616 small palm waste biorefineries announced for Indonesia

616 small palm waste biorefineries announced for Indonesia

September 21, 2011 |

In Indonesia, PT INKUD Exchange has signed an MOU with Malaysian company Lestari Pasifik Berhad to jointly develop 616 biorefineries in the two countries to process oil palm waste into ethanol during the next five years. The JV’s pilot project will be set up in Sumatra. Lestari Pasifik has a JV with Russian company Arter […]

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