Tuesday, April 12, 2011


  • palm oil area in Malaysia is 47 million hectares.
  • contribute for almost 5 percent of world's palm oil production.
  • 86 million tonnes of fresh fruit bunch (FFB) are processed annually.
  • produce around 17 million tons of biomass in the form of empty fruit bunch (EFB) and 52 million tons of palm oil mill effluents (POME) as waste by-products.
  • power generation through palm oil biomass is an ineffective means.
  • the unit cost of power generation using EFB is estimated to be between RM10 million and RM12 million per megawatt compared with a coal power plant, which is only RM3 million to RM4 million per megawatt.

Source - R.E.S / NST.

1 comment:

fazeeda said...


am really interested of getting more info on mill operation for my study..already got permission from boustead estate agency for data collection.. how can i ctc u in getting more info about mill and estate mgmt? in case of comparing the data from the current mill that i'm focussing now? tq sir..