Palm Oil Engineering Bulletin No.58 (Jan - Mar 2001) p5-6
Green energy evolution in palm oil mills

Malaysia is one of the few countries in the world, where oil palm biomass is grossly underutilized. While most of the fibre and shell are used for power generation in the mill, large quantities of empty fruit bunches (EFB) are either mulched in plantation or are thrown away. Co-generation using oil palm biomass is not new to palm oil industry. Ever since we started our first mill, we had been doing this although we did not connect the generated power to the national grid. There is no new technology involved. We do not have to import any technology from developed countries. This is something which every palm oil mill is capable of doing.

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