TT No. 457: Refining Technology of Sludge Oil for Industrial Applications

In 2009, Malaysian mills produced 27 000 t of PSO. The PSO collected from local palm oil mills has a high free fatty acid (FFA) content of up to 80% wt. PSO is normally sold at a discounted price relative to CPO and is exported to Third World countries for making soap. The typical properties […]

TT No. 455: Palm-based Mould Oil for the Steel / Concrete Industry

In concrete block production, a mould release agent is needed for lubrication during the process of detaching the moulded concrete from the mould. The mould release agent is called mould oil. Currently, concrete block manufacturers use a petroleum-based mould oil as the mould release agent. Frequent use of this oil causes health problems and has […]

TT No. 454: Sweet Potato Production in Oil Palm Plantations

Many short-term crops have been found to be suitable for intercropping in double-row avenue oil palm including sweet potato. Sweet potato is an important food crop belonging to the Family Convolvulaceae.  It has high nutritive value because the storage roots are a good source of carbohydrates, sugars, calcium, iron and other minerals and vitamins, particularly […]

TT No. 453: Integration of Barbados Blackbelly Sheep in Oil Palm on Peat Areas

In Malaysia, sheep is reared based on the traditional way, where they are allowed to roam freely in search of their feed. As a result, sheep production is known to be not an economically viable venture. For many years, sheep production in this country has not shown any significant improvement in comparison to the rest […]