TT No. 621: High Purity Palm Polyol Ester for Lubricants

Palm based oleochemicals are suitable to be used as feedstock to produce a base oil lubricant (Yeong et al., 2010). Palm oil possesses good inherent properties, which are desirable for lubricants, but it is limited by its poor low temperature fluidity. Palm oil properties can be improved in the areas of processing technology. The ideal […]

TT No. 620: Palm-based Biosurfactant from Fermentation

Palm-based sophorolipid biosurfactant production is a two-stage bioprocess where sophorolipids are mainly produced after a first stage of growth, ending because of nitrogen limitation. We report here a pilot scale production of palm-based sophorolipid biosurfactant which we believe would be a promising starting point for the expansion of biotechnology applications of palm oil via production […]

TT No. 619: Highly Digestible Palm Kernel Cake (PKC) for Animal Feed

Palm kernel (PK) consignments to the kernel crushing plant (KCP) usually have high dirt & shell content ranging from 6% to 11% (Rohaya et al., 2002). Conventional processing of such consignments produces palm kernel cake (PKC) with high shell (>12%) and crude fibre (>18%) content. PKC is a nutritious by-product generated from PK after the […]

TT No. 617: Production of Sandwich Panelboard from Oil Palm Trunk

The physical properties such as moisture content and density of oil palm trunk (OPT) vary in radial direction with tree height (Lim and Gan, 2005). This must be considered in the processing and manufacturing of composite panel board from oil palm trunk (OPT). If these disadvantages could be addressed, the OPT could complement the use […]