TT No. 495: Integration of Forage Sorghum with Oil Palm

Sorghum originated from Ethopia and Sudan. It was introduced into Malaysia in 1969, and has been cultivated at the Agriculture Station, Sungai Udang, Melaka, during the paddy off-season. Sorghum belongs to the family Graminineae, similar to wheat, rice and maize. It can reach up to 4 m in height and grow well in warm climate […]

TT No. 493: Optimum Parameters for the Production of MDF using 100% Oil Palm Trunks

High demand for medium density fibreboard (MDF) in the world market has led MDF manufacturers to increase their production capacity. This has resulted in an increased requirement for raw materials to fulfill the market demand. In Malaysia, MDF manufacturers are using rubberwood as their main raw material, and currently the supply of this material is […]

TT No. 491: A Biogas Trapping Facility for Handling Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME)

Palm oil mill effluent (POME) generated by the milling process has a high soluble organic content, and biochemical oxygen demand/chemicaloxygen demand (BOD/COD) >0.45. This is indicative that it is a good source material for biological performance, especially in a tropical climate such as in Malaysia, thus making anaerobic digestion the most economical and most applicable […]