Potential of palm biomass as renewable energy source from data analysis of Sua Manggis palm oil mill in Linggi, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

W J Ng, A. A. Rahman, S. L. Koh

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Abstract

There are various types of renewable energy such as wind, tidal, solar, hydro, geothermal heat, as well as biomass or biogas. One renewable energy resource that has good potential in Malaysia is biomass, which is harvested from agricultural residue. Apart from hydroelectric generators which use water to run, solar energy from sunlight, or wind turbines, which are more popular worldwide. The biomass energy is the most practical way to produce energy because Malaysia has an abundance of natural resources. Malaysia’s governmental energy policy encourages the palm oil industry to be achieving zero waste in palm oil industry and sustainable palm oil residue as biomass energy. Thus, this research project will focus on the potential of biomass energy that can be gained from the biggest producer of biomass in Malaysia – the palm oil industry. Palm oil grows all around Malaysia since the climate is very suitable. As the number of palm oil mills is increasing, so does the biomass resource for green energy. From the analysis data we can define palm oil mill (POM) production as well as potential types of fuel, and the improvements for POM milling process. This research will define the potentials of palm biomass in becoming a green energy producer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment
PublisherWIT Press
Pages129-138
Number of pages10
Volume186
ISBN (Print)9781845648374
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event5th International Conference on Energy and Sustainability, 2014 - Putrajaya, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Dec 201418 Dec 2014

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Energy and Sustainability, 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityPutrajaya
Period16/12/1418/12/14

Keywords

  • Fresh fruit bunch (FFB)
  • Palm oil mill (POM)
  • Potential energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Ng, W. J., Rahman, A. A., & Koh, S. L. (2014). Potential of palm biomass as renewable energy source from data analysis of Sua Manggis palm oil mill in Linggi, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. In WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (Vol. 186, pp. 129-138). WIT Press. https://doi.org/10.2495/ESUS140111