Palm oil industry must be ready to accept new technology changes, says DPM Fadillah

Palm oil industry must be ready to accept new technology changes, says DPM Fadillah

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 — The palm oil field must constantly be ready to embrace improvements in terms of new technologies amid these challenging situations, Deputy Key Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof explained.

He, who is also the minister of plantation and commodities, stated this bundled the adoption of the fourth industrial revolution (IR4.) concept and the use of synthetic intelligence (AI) and Web of factors (IoT) this sort of as digitalisation and automation technologies to improve the present-day manufacturing procedures.

“The principle of smart palm oil mills centered on zero discharge is the course of the palm oil field and this can give a new dimension in the producing sector, specifically in terms of performance and continual operational checking and user-welcoming,” he mentioned at the opening of the National Seminar on Oil Palm Milling, Refining, Ecosystem and Quality 2022 (POMREQ 2022) listed here today.

His speech was read by the ministry’s Secretary-General Datuk Zurinah Pawanteh.

He stated wise palm oil mills would be produced as a result of the initiative of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) in collaboration with the market, which is Fusionex Team.

“With the growth and desire for environmentally helpful products starting to be the demand of the international industry, I advise that efforts to lower the carbon footprint of palm products be emphasised.

“Malaysia is dedicated to realize internet zero Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions goal as early as 2050,” he mentioned.

He claimed the palm oil field has an critical role in this hard work, in particular in rising biogas capture in palm oil mills.

“For that function, MPOB has developed biogas capture technology and cooperated with the sector to extend the application of biogas.

“According to MPOB’s details, 135 oil palm factories have set up biogas units as of 2021, which is 30 for each cent of the overall current oil palm factories, although 15 factories are in the process of building and 130 factories are in the course of action of organizing for the installation of biogas techniques,” he stated.

In that regard, Fadillah reported he hoped that factories that do not nonetheless have a biogas method would also enhance their attempts to do so.

Meanwhile, he stated sludge palm oil or palm acid oil has also develop into pretty well-known for the export industry lately, in particular to European nations around the world as a uncooked material for biofuel manufacturing.

“Low-excellent palm oil from palm oil mills need to be divided not only to enhance the overall high quality of palm oil but also to provide further profits by exporting the sludge oil.

“The sludge oil can also be applied as a uncooked product for the production of biodiesel and biojet for the aviation business and with this energy, the good quality of palm oil can be enhanced and the situation of contaminants in refined palm oil can be addressed alongside one another by the field and the federal government utilizing the technologies that is accessible,” he added. — Bernama