TT No. 581: Palm-based Materials for Encaustic Painting Medium

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, colour or other medium to a surface (support base). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes can also be used depending on the type of works. Different type of paints (such as oil paint, […]

TT No. 580: Purification of Palm-based Crude Dihydroxystearic Acid

Currently, the hydroxy acid provided by nature is ricinoleic acid which is obtained from castor oil. This oil is not available in Malaysia and studies were initiated to produce similar compound by other means.  Researcher: Zulina Abd MauradEmail:

TT No. 578: Palm Kernel Meal-based Broiler Starter and Finisher Formulations (BR1501)

The poultry industry has contributed greatly to the agricultural sector, especially towards animal protein production. It contributes to the country’s economy and also to the well-being of the population. Feed cost is the most important factor for determining profitibility in the poultry industry as it accounts for 70% of the total cost of production. The […]

TT No. 577: Improved Process for the Production of Low-ash Empty Fruit Bunch Pellet

The use of oil palm biomass, in particular empty fruit bunch (EFB) as a source of renewable energy (RE) provides an alternative long-term approach in reducing dependency on fossil fuel and environmental impact. Raw EFB is abundant in palm oil mills. It is known for its high moisture content (>65%) and bulky, leading to low […]