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Green energy source going to waste


Untapped opportunity: With more than five million hectares of land under oil palm plantation, oil palm waste constitutes the largest share of agro waste in the country. — Bloomberg

Untapped opportunity: With more than five million hectares of land under oil palm plantation, oil palm waste constitutes the largest share of agro waste in the country. — Bloomberg

BEING a major agricultural commodity producer in the region, Malaysia produces at least 168 million tonnes of biomass, including timber and oil palm waste, rice husks, coconut trunk fibres, municipal waste and sugarcane waste annually.

This puts the country in a good position to promote the use of biomass as a renewable energy source.

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