MANILA, Philippines — The BioPower group under AC Energy Inc. is eyeing to put up more biomass plants across the country in hopes the feed-in tariff (FIT) for the technology would be extended. The group is looking to expand its biomass capacity by another 200 megawatts (MW), BioPower director and treasurer Don Mario Dia said […]
The Energy Ministry has ordered the Energy Business Department to discuss with Thai oil traders the prospect of using blockchain to facilitate palm oil trade. A blockchain system would cut out the middleman between palm planters and palm oil mills, in theory allowing planters to sell the commodity at higher prices.
As the world seeks to devise technological solutions for sustainable energy production and ways to combat the threat of climate change, an important topic emerging within this area is bioenergy. Bioenergy is renewable energy produced by living organisms, and photosystems found in plants, cyanobacteria, algae, and other living organisms are promising sources for bioenergy harvesting […]
BOUSTEAD Holdings Bhd and Next Generation Oil Sdn Bhd (Next Gen) are jointly developing a new economic ecosystem with the use of renewable algae biofuel technology. Boustead group MD Datuk Seri Mohammed Shazalli Ramly said both companies will develop the algae plantation and produce carbon-neutral crude algae oil that will help reduce greenhouse gas emitted […]
British recycling company Plastic Energy Ltd. is set to invest US$200 million to build waste-to-fuel plants in several cities across the province, according to West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil. West Java is home to over 50 million people or 20 percent of Indonesia’s population. In an exclusive interview in Jakarta on Thursday, Ridwan told The […]
The waste sector in Brunei Darussalam accounts for only 0.001 per cent of the total greenhouse gases emission, though the country’s waste generation is the highest in the Asean region.
THE CAMBODIAN government is seeking a private partner to invest in a waste to energy plant to be developed in Phnom Penh. Reports in Phnom Penh Post said the government had asked the Ministry of Mines and Energy to look into this. The city generates more than 3,000 tonnes of rubbish daily and is currently […]
Palm oil is one of the world’s most widely used and controversial commodities. Cheap, efficient and extraordinarily versatile, it’s found in thousands of everyday products, from cookies to shampoo to fuel. Yet surging cultivation of oil palm trees is linked to burning of tropical rainforests and the destruction of wildlife habitats in Southeast Asia. Environmental […]
One of the world’s most widely used commodities — palm oil — is also one of its most controversial. Cheap, efficient and extraordinarily versatile, it’s found in thousands of everyday products, from cookies and ice cream to shampoo and fuel.
Low in moisture and high in calorific value, palm kernel shells are ideal for burning, but their use for power production does not come without challenges. Can these materials help shrink coal’s climate impacts in Asia? What happens to the waste that accumulates when oil palm fruits are processed?