Pyrolysis of oil palm wastes for bioenergy in Malaysia: A review

Su, Guangcan and Mohd Zulkifli, Nurin Wahidah and Ong, Hwai Chyuan and Ibrahim, Shaliza and Bu, Quan and Zhu, Ruonan (2022) Pyrolysis of oil palm wastes for bioenergy in Malaysia: A review. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 164. ISSN 1364-0321, DOI 0.1016/j.rser.2022.112554.

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Oil palm wastes (OPWs) are important biomass resources, and approximately 127 million tons of OPWs are generated from the oil palm industry annually in Malaysia. The scientific and reasonable utilization of OPWs is essential to economic and environmental sustainability in the country. Pyrolysis is a mature and revolutionary technology that can convert OPWs into biofuel. The conversion of OPWs into biofuel is in accordance with the national conditions of Malaysia and can simultaneously address the problems of fossil fuel shortage and environmental deterioration. Therefore, Malaysia is the most active country in the research of OPWs pyrolysis and has achieved fruitful results. Bio-oil produced from the catalytic co-pyrolysis of OPWs with hydrogen-rich materials exhibits remarkable fuel properties. Biochar generated from OPWs pyrolysis presents huge application potential as an absorbent, catalyst, soil conditioner, and carbon sequestration agent. Consequently, the paper provides a comprehensive review of OPWs pyrolysis and lays the foundation for the exploitation of OPWs resources.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Ministry of Education, Malaysia FP142-2019A, Ministry of Education Malaysia and University of Malaya, Malaysia FP142-2019A
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oil palm wastes; Malaysia; Pyrolysis; Biofuel; Environmental sustainability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2023 18:39
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2023 04:05

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