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MPOB, PETRONAS to Study Production Using Cooking Oil, Palm Wastes

The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) are collaborating to conduct a study on the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with used cooking oil and palm wastes as the main raw materials.

MPOB said the study is in line with the National Energy Policy 2022 - 2040 to reduce carbon emissions and make the energy sector a catalyst for the nation's socioeconomic development.

"The production of SAF by recycling used cooking oil and palm waste materials such as palm oil mill effluents (POME) is in line with one of the concepts of the Madani Economy that promote Green Technology.

"The oil palm industry is an example of the success of the circular economy, which is based on the concept of eliminating wastes, recycling products and preserving the environment," said director-general Datuk Dr Ahmad Parveez Ghulam Kadir in a statement today.

The MPOB and Petronas will also jointly develop a framework which includes formulating communication, education and public awareness strategies about the importance of recycling and reducing waste.

For example, in the oil palm industry, palm wastes such as palm fronds are processed to produce animal feed, palm trunks are used to make composite boards, POME can be processed to produce fertilizers and phenolic extracts, while sludge oil can be used for biodiesel production.


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