TT No. 538: Ligno-ripper Machine for Processing of Fibrous Biomass

The 5 million hectares of oil palm plantations in Malaysia, produces over 18 million tonnes of crude palm oil and 80 million tonnes of biomass a year. Biomass from the oil palm industry includes the trunks (OPT), fronds (OPF), shells, empty fruit bunches (EFB), mesocarp pressed fibre (MPF) and palm oil mill effleunt (POME). Anout […]

TT No. 537: Zero Waste Technology for Palm Oil Mills (POMEDfree)

Rarid growth of palm oil production in Malaysia in the last few decades has given rise to major environmental issues, particularly the discharge of large quantities of treated waste effluent into the rivers as well as the emission of methane from palm oil mill digestion ponds to the atmosphere. The proposed technology offers a zero […]

TT No. 536: Novel Refining Technology of Palm-pressed Fibre Oil

Malaysia is the world’s second largest producer of palm oil. In 2012, Malaysia produced 18.79 million tonnes of crude palm oil from 96 million tonnes of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) processed and generated 13 million tonnes of palm-pressed mesocarp fibres. Several attempts have been made to recover the residual oil from the mesocarp fibre. The […]

TT No. 534: Glomus intraradices – A Potential Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Fungus (AMF) to Enhance Oil Palm Vegetative Growth

Endophytic microorganisms such as arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi (AMF) are among the many effective microorganisms (EM) present in the host of system of various plants; ofthen without ill effects on the plants (Holderness et al.,2000;Sieber,2002). A majority of land plants from symbiotic association with the fungi. Mycorrhizae play a key role for soil microorganisms in the soil-plant […]