Palm Oil Engineering Bulletin No.143 (May - Aug 2023) p19-23
A Novel-Ligno Snipper Press for the Pelletising of Oil Palm Biomass (OPB) as an Environmental Solution for Bioenergy
Fazliana A H1*; Nahrul Hayawin Z1 and Noorshamsiana A W1

Global energy consumption has been rising every year, with fossil fuels serving as the main source of energy (Widiputri et al., 2022). Despite the worldwide energy crisis brought on by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the demand for power throughout the world remained stable. Compared to the 2.4% average growth rate recorded from 2015 to 2019, demand increased by roughly 2% (IEA, 2020). However, high energy prices have seriously impacted economies all over the world as they attempt to recover from the effects of COVID-19. By 2025, Asia’s primary consumer will consume half of the world’s power, with China using one-third of it. Renewable energy sources such as biomass, geothermal, sunlight, water, and wind are natural resources that can be converted into clean energy. In 2022, more than 60% of the utility-scale generating capacity is anticipated to be added to the American electricity system by solar (46%) and wind (17%) (Energy, 2023).

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1Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), 6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.