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Research and development of energy from biomass in Malaysia


Megat Mohd Noor, Megat Johari and Baharin, Badlishah Sham (2012) Research and development of energy from biomass in Malaysia. In: Regional Training Workshop on Energy from Biomass, KMITT, Bangkok. (pp. 87-96).


Energy is readily consumed at a rapid rate. Our present stocks and sources of energy will not last forever. In fact,petroleum feedstocks are estimated to last only a few decades more. Therefore,alternative sources of energy has to be discovered and harnessed to its full potential as a supplier of enrgy to mankind. One of the chief alternative sources of energy is biomass. It is abundant,readily available and has the natural capacity to produce energy. What remains to be seenis the technology to harness this energy and convert it to a viable commercial operation. Until now,production of alcohol from carbohydrate substrate,palm diesel for palm oil and others have been achieved. Further research ansdevelopment has to be carried out to look at other substrates and even genetic manipulation to produce a breed of microorganisms that can harness this great energy potential. Last but not least,mankind has to got to realise and change their attitude that the age of biomass has arrived.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Notes: Fulltext are available at Special Collection Division Office
Keywords: Biomass energy; Power supply; Energy
Depositing User: Erni Suraya Abdul Aziz
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2013 01:45
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2015 03:48
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/19342
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