MPOB to unveil new technologies


Director-general Dr Ahmad Parveez Ghulam Kadir (pic) said MPOB’s latest discoveries comprised two disease control technologies in oil palm plantations, one biomass technology for pollution control in oil palm mills and one plantation engineering technology specifically for the transportation of fresh fruit bunches.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) will introduce four new technologies and innovations developed by its researchers at the Transfer of Technology Seminar and Exhibition (TOT 2021) webinar on July 1.

Director-general Dr Ahmad Parveez Ghulam Kadir (pic) said MPOB’s latest discoveries comprised two disease control technologies in oil palm plantations, one biomass technology for pollution control in oil palm mills and one plantation engineering technology specifically for the transportation of fresh fruit bunches.

The new technologies will encourage the use of innovation and new techniques which will increase plantation efficiency and the productivity of oil palm crops, he said in an interview on Bernama TV yesterday.

“This seminar provides an opportunity for the people to see new and old technologies, and if they are interested, they can contact the MPOB to obtain a licence for the commercialisation of MPOB’s technologies.

“Not only will we provide technical expertise and research facilities, but we will also assist them until they have successfully commercialised the oil palm product, ” he said.To date, 30.68% or 216 out of 704 MPOB’s technologies have been successfully commercialised.

MPOB welcomes the participation of small and medium enterprises in the seminar to to help them improve the palm oil industry’s economy.

Those who are interested to take part in the virtual seminar may register for free by scanning the QR code on MPOB’s official website https://mpob.gov.my/uncategorized/27th-mpob-transfer-of-technology-tot-seminar-exhibition-2021. — Bernama

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