Converting Waste Oil Palm trees into a Resource, Sep 2012

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (2012)

Oil palm trees are the most important plantation crop in Malaysia and Indonesia. Each year several million trees are felled and large quantities of biomass waste generated. But currently, this resource is under-utilized. In order to explore potential uses for this biomass, a study was carried out in Malaysia to determine the feasibility of converting waste oil palm trees (WPT) into a resource, either as raw material for various industrial applications or for utilization in energy generation.