Oil Palm

Authored by: Yuen May Choo , Chee-Liang Yung , Ah-Ngan Ma

Handbook of Bioenergy Crop Plants

Print publication date:  March  2012
Online publication date:  April  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439816844
eBook ISBN: 9781315099255
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11711-20

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Abstract

Quickly diminishing energy reserves, greater environmental awareness, and increasing energy consumption as a result of rapid industrialization have led to the search for alternative energy resources. Alternative energy resources from silviculture or solar and wind power appear to be promising from the environmental and renewable resource perspectives. However, from the Malaysian perspective, there are several technical and socioeconomic uncertainties involved in their utilization. Nevertheless, their long-term feasibility and use are important assumptions of the nation’s research and development efforts, but their immediate applications on a commercial scale are limited. What is needed is a renewable energy resource for which the utilization system is already proven and operational as well as easily amenable to expansion.

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