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Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) biomass in Malaysia: The present and future prospects

Onoja, Emmanuel and Chandren, Sheela and Abdul Razak, Fazira Ilyana and Mahat, Naji Arafat and Abdul Wahab, Roswanira (2019) Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) biomass in Malaysia: The present and future prospects. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 10 (8). pp. 2099-2117. ISSN 1877-2641

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12649-018-0258-1


Oil palm industry is the largest contributor of biomass in Malaysia. Oil palm biomass are constantly generated in large quantities annually with a small fraction being converted into value added product while a large percentage are left underutilized. Several researchers have reported the various technologies available for the conversion of oil palm biomass into useful bio-products, including bio-fuel, biogas, bio-fertilizers, bio-composite and briquettes. In general, these technologies are either underutilized or inadequate for full conversion of these abundantly available biomass, hence, there is an urgent need for upgrading of such technologies. This review article highlights the availability of oil palm biomass in Malaysia, the chemical compositions, as well as a brief description of current technologies for converting oil palm biomass into value added products. The review also outlines a summary of the various products obtained from oil palm biomass. Steps to achieve maximum utilization of biomass from oil palm industry are also proposed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biomass, Elaeis guineensis
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
ID Code:88265
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:15 Dec 2020 07:19
Last Modified:15 Dec 2020 07:19

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