Impacts and Challenges in Oil Palm Cultivation and Downstream Applications of Biomass


Mui-Yun Wong (Editor)
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003070

This book covers topics related to impacts and challenges in the oil palm production chain (with sustainability in mind) and consists of nine chapters. Three chapters deal with the upstream aspect, including a holistic approach in the sustainability analysis of oil palm processing; sustainable pest and disease management; and assessment on the impacts of oil palm plantations on butterfly fauna. Six chapters discuss downstream applications, including innovative pre-treatment methods and extraction mechanisms in crude palm oil (CPO) processing; challenges and potential of palm-based biomass and palm oil mill effluent for the production of sustainable power and value-added products; and innovative ways for extracting oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) lignin for nutraceutical and health supplements; reproducibility of natural resources for the synthesis of low transition temperature mixtures (LTTMS) as biomass pre-treatment; and reusing oil palm biomass waste to reinforce composite materials. Combining the expertise of leading researchers in their respective field, the book provides an overview on the impacts and challenges encountered in the sustainable oil palm production chain and offers a valuable reference work.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Sustainability Analysis of Oil Palm Processing: A Holistic Approach
(Sylvia Y. Edifor, Malcom F. Dapaah, Martina F. Baidoo, Caleb Acquah, Eugene Marfo Obeng, Clarence M. Ongkudon and Michael K. Danquah, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Private Mail Bag, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana, and others)

Chapter 2. Sustainable Pest and Disease Management of Oil Palm in Malaysia
(Mui-Yun Wong , Abbas Nasehi and Gait-Fee Chung, Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Institute of Plantation Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 3. Impacts of Oil Palm Plantations on Butterfly Fauna in West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea
(Donald G. Miller III, Solomon Sar and John Lane, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA USA, and others)

Chapter 4. Various Pre-Treatment Methods in Crude Palm Oil (CPO) Processing
(Christine Jamie Vincent and Rosnah Shamsudin, Department of Process and Food Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia)

Chapter 5. Oil Expression and Extraction Mechanisms in Palm Oil Processing
(Christine Jamie Vincent and Rosnah Shamsudin, Department of Process and Food Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia)

Chapter 6. Challenges and Potential of Palm-Based Biomass and Palm Oil Mill Effluent for the Production of Sustainable Power and Value-Added Products
(Cheau Chin Yapa, Wendy P.Q.Ng, Mei Fong Chong, Christina Vimala Supramaniam, Yi Jing Chan, Soh Kheang Loh, Aik Chin Soh, Denny K.S. Ng, Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering/Centre of Sustainable Palm Oil Research (CESPOR), The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, Jalan Broga, Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia)

Chapter 7. The Hepatic and Renal Glucuronidation of 4-Methylumbelliferone by Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch Lignin
(Norliyana Mohd Salleh, Sabariah Ismail and Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim, Centre for Drug Research, Centre for Herbal Standardization, Sains@USM, School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia)

Chapter 8. Reproducibility of Natural Resources for the Synthesis of Low Transition Temperature Mixtures (lttms)
(Yiin Chung Loong, Tan Yee Tong, Suzana Yusup and Zabiri Haslinda, Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia)

Chapter 9. Oil Palm Biomass: Reinforced Palm Oil Based Polyurethane Composite Foam and Structural Sandwich
(Du Ngoc Uy Lan and Teo Siew Cheng, School of Materials Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Kompleks Taman Muhibah, Jejawi, Arau, Perlis, Malaysia, and others)



This book Impacts and Challenges in Oil Palm Production and Downstream Applications highlights the academia views of the oil palm industry especially on the sustainability of certain aspect of upstream activities as well as on palm oil processing and biomass utilization. Oil palm being the most productive and sustainable oil bearing crop in the world deserve such highlights. This mini compilation would be a complement to a dozen of existing books by many well-known experts in the oil palm industry globally.” – Ahmad Parveez Ghulam Kadir, Deputy Director General (R & D), Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)

“I find the book to be different from the usual books related to oil palm. Firstly, this book covers topics that are of great interest currently such as sustainability and biomass. Secondly, it is holistic and covers important topics both upstream and downstream. Thirdly, the chapters are covered in great depth, making the book a useful read to those who seek new knowledge and information. Fourthly, I noted that the book provides the reader with the latest information.” – F.K. Yew, Senior Fellow/Consultant, Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)

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