TT No. 553: Process Optimisation for Rapid Composting of Oil Palm Biomass

One of the issues associated with the bio-conversion of oil palm biomass into bio-compost is the long maturation time of composting. Since the palm oil mills operate continuously at least six days a week generating large quantities of biomass and POME, rapid composting is very crucial in order to make composting projects efficient and effective in clearing the accumulated biomass. Rapid composting is largely […]

TT No. 552: Production of Powdered Palm Kernel Shell using a Nanomass Plant

The production of crude palm oil (CPO) in the mill generates a huge amount of biomass such as palm kernel shells (PKS), press fibres and empty fruit bunches (EFB). Press fibres are widely used as fuel in the mill boiler together with small quantities of PKS. With the current scenario where biogas from palm oil mill effluent (POME) is captured, and the use […]

TT No. 551: Removable Peeler Lathe for Palmwood Veneer Production

One of the solutions to the log shortage problem in plywood mills is undoubtedly the sourcing of logs from oil palm plantations. However, an acceptable and more efficient mechanism of log supply has to be worked out. This is to facilitate the log flow from the plantations to plywood mills so that the manufacturers will have enough logs for processing at a fair […]

TT No. 550: Application of ‘Oilsep Ecology’ System for Oil Recovery in Palm Oil Mills

During the past three decades, Malaysia witnessed a 23% increase in its processing facilities from 352 mills in 1984 to 432 mills in 2014 to produce crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel (PK). But the rapid expansion of the Indonesian palm oil production seem to trigger an unhealthy supply and demand relationship in the global oil market for palm oil. Now, with […]

TT No. 549: A Zero Discharge Treatment System of Palm Oil Mill Effluent

Palm oil milling is invariably accompanied by the generation of effluent. Palm oil mill effluent (POME) is a potential environmental pollutant. On average, 1.5 m3 water is needed to process 1 t of fresh fruit bunches and half of this ends up as POME. Currently, some 85% of POME treatment of more than 400 mills […]