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Business 20 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

M'sia needs to invest in oil palm biomass

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia must identify and invest in its specific role and leadership position in sustainable oil palm production to utilise the commodity through innovation and generate new wealth for the economy, a professor from a renowned Dutch technical research university said.

Environment 24 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Green wealth in oil palm

Oil palm biomass, or the by-products of the palm oil industry, may not necessarily be worthless waste.

Business 20 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Initiative to make money from oil palm waste

OIL palm biomass waste is fast turning into a highly-prized commodity in Malaysia. What more with the National Biomass Strategy 2020 targeting at wealth creation for the palm oil industry recently officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak

Business 02 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Palm oil millers need more incentives to become green IPPs

IN recent months, there has been a lot of talk on the need to set up more oil palm biomass and biogas power generation projects given their huge potential as a renewable energy for the country.

Business 03 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

BioX seeks palm oil biomass supply

BIOX Group BV (BioX), Europe#039;s largest and fastest-growing supplier of special biofuel blends for the energy sector, has mapped out big plans for Malaysian oil palm biomass - the prized raw material for its four soon-to-be-constructed 50MW biofuel power plants in the Netherlands.

Business 23 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

MYBiomass plans Johor plant

PETALING JAYA: MYBiomass Sdn Bhd will consider investing US$200mil to US$300mil (RM638.5mil to RM957.9mil) to set up a bio-refinery plant in Johor using oil palm biomass as feedstock, said Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) president and chief executive officer Yusoff Sulaiman.

Nation 14 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

POIC Sabah goes big

KOTA KINABALU: State-owned POIC Sabah Sdn Bhd is set to play a key role in the oil palm biomass industry with long-term supply of large quantities of the agricultural waste.

Business 19 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Why did M'sia ship 12 tonnes of biomass to Italy?

LATE last month, Malaysia’s first shipment of oil palm biomass made its way to Italy. The objective is for preliminary analyses, testing and technology adaptation at a pilot plant there to verify whether the 12-tonne biomass comprising palm tree trunks, empty fruit bunches and fronds could be converted to non-edible industrial sugar for commercial-scale production.

Lifestyle 09 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

From waste to wares

New uses for oil palm biomass.

Business 04 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

MPOB teams up with S. Korean firm

Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) is collaborating with Dongwha GH International Sdn Bhd to use local oil palm biomass for the production of medium-density fibreboard (MDF) for commercial use.