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Malaysian Oil Palm Biomass Center established
Date:11/21/2011

port the National Biomass Strategy and aim to develop raw materials for the production of lactic acid and lactides needed for the strongly growing market of bioplastics. It is essential that we take sustainability serious and the approach of OPBC has therefore our full support" says Rop Zoetemeyer, CTO of Purac.

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Professor Ramlan Aziz of Universiti Teknologiki Malaysia (UTM) plays a central role in the establishment of the OPBC. "We aim to not only develop the technology to make new high value products from biomass, but we also develop new methods to recycle important nutrients to the soil, to improve soil quality." OPBC aims to reduce GHG emissions and contribute to more sustainable plantation practices. Rather than developing new land for more production, the focus is on increasing output from existing plantations by reducing plant infections and pollution from effluents. "Sustainability is a core value for us while we aim to collaborate in developing new ways to get value from biomass".


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Delft University of Technology
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