Air pollution mitigating measures for steam boiler operation at palm oil mills

Do we just take a pain-killer? Why not treat the root cause of the pain? Black smoke emissions into the atmosphere from boiler flue-gas stacks is a common sight in rural Malaysia, where the majority of palm oil mills are located. More so than the visible black smoke emissions are the invisible gaseous and particulate… Continue reading Air pollution mitigating measures for steam boiler operation at palm oil mills

Palm Oil Sustainability: An Inconvenient Truth

Of late there has been much reporting in the media questioning the sustainability of Malaysian palm oil production turning it into the whipping boy of Europe and the US. This article analyses the chronological events leading up to this state of affairs to examine if the backlash is indeed unfair and if there is a… Continue reading Palm Oil Sustainability: An Inconvenient Truth

Piercing the Veil of Zero Waste: What does it (really) mean for the Palm Oil Industry?

Experts may differ on the definition of ‘Zero Waste’ but one thing they all agree upon is that it means different things to different industries. When we were children growing up, elders used to say, “Waste not, want not.” Meaning the wise use of one’s resources will keep one from poverty. In recent years however… Continue reading Piercing the Veil of Zero Waste: What does it (really) mean for the Palm Oil Industry?

Carbon Footprint of Palm Oil and the Palm Biodiesel Dilemma

There is more to Malaysian B5 biodiesel than meets the eye! Believe it or not. Read on… Palm Biodiesel Is Not Clean or Green! The Malaysian B5 Biodiesel program is set to release even more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than petroleum diesel intensifying global warming. But, it need not be. Tech savvy solutions are… Continue reading Carbon Footprint of Palm Oil and the Palm Biodiesel Dilemma