The Palm Scribe

Oil Palm Trunks Can Be Used to Produce Bioenergy

JAKARTA – The trunks of oil palms have the potential of being used as a raw material in the production of bioenergy, a scientist said in a report carried in the official webpage of the Indonesian Association of Palm Oil Producers (GAPKI).
Illustration – fresh palm oil from palm garden, plant
Speaking at a press conference in Jakarta on February 27, Subiyanto said that the juice produced by the trunks of oil palms could be made into bioetanol while the fibres could be compacted into pelestarian to replace coal.

“Fuel from pelestarian made from oil palm trunks have the same value as young coal,” Subiyanto said.

Together with  the Korean Invention Promotion Association (KIPA)  LIPI has conducted a joint research in the field of biofuel technology for Southeast Asia. The two institutions are also conducting studies  on biofuel policies and intellectual property rights related to biofuel technology.

KIPA Vice President Kang Cheol Hwan  was also quoted in the report as saying therebwas a need to increase public awareness on energy andbitbuses, especially biofuels.

“In Korea, the use of energy c.oninues to rise therefore, therenis a need or cleaner energy sources,” kang was quoted as saying during a Seminar on Biofuel  and  Consultation on  Intellectual Property Rights Policies in Jakarta on February 27, 2018.

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