Palm Oil Engineering Bulletin No.144 (Sept - Dec 2023) p31-35
Update on Renewable Energy Potential from Palm Oil Mills
Abu Bakar Nasrin1*; Mohamad Azri Sukiran1; Nurul Adela Bukhari1 and Soh Kheang Loh1

The Malaysian palm oil industry has progressed over the past 100 years since its commercial inception in the country in 1917. Currently, oil palm is the country’s largest planted commodity crop with planted areas amounting to 5.67 million hectare nationwide. The primary economiccommodity products of the oil palm industry that are established are crude palm oil (CPO), crude palm kernel oil (CPKO) and palm kernel cake (PKC). The production of CPO, CPKO and PKC were 18.45, 2.10 and 2.36 million tonnes respectively, from the processing of 93.65 million tonnes of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) and 4.55 million tonnes of palm kernel in 2022 (Parveez et al., 2023). Globally, Malaysia is the world’s second largest producer and exporter of palm oil after Indonesia, contributing about 21% and 34% of the world’s palm oil production and export, respectively, in 2022 (Parveez, 2023).

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