Olive Energy plans biomass conversion plant in Mukah, Malaysia

Olive Energy Sdn Bhd has announced plans to begin construction of a 12.1 MW biomass plant in Mukah, Malaysia early next year, with a targeted completion date of July 1, 2018.
Olive Energy plans biomass conversion plant in Mukah, Malaysia

Mukah is a coastal town in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Malaysia is the world's second largest producer of palm oil, producing roughly 20 million tons a year. However, the activities of the country's 444 palm oil plants creates an incredible amount of waste.

The process requires the processing of 100 million tons of fresh fruit. When all is said and done, Olive Energy says, the creation of the oil leaves behind close to 40 million tons of biomass palm residue.

If not put to another purpose, this residue would likely be spread on open fields -- where it would emit harmful greenhouse gases as it broke down -- or burned, causing air pollution.

The new plant will reportedly employ technology -- called  circulating fluidised bed conversion -- specially designed to harness energy from the residue, while has a high moisture content and is ordinarily difficult to burn with any kind of efficiency.

Olive Energy signed a power purchase agreement with Sarawak Energy Bhd in March 2014.

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Tags: Biomass , Oil , Efficiency , Waste
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Interesting article but the image is abit unreleated. The company's name might be Olive Energy Sdn Bhd but this doesnt mean that Olive-tree, a Mediteranean tree can grow in Malaysia. The article states that the plant will use Palm Oil residues. Why a photo of olive tree then?
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