2MW Biogas from Palm Oil Waste Project in Malaysia

By Waste Management World:

Renewable energy developer, Camco International (AIM: CAO) is to build its first waste to biogas facility in Malaysia that will waste from the palm oil industry.

The company said that the 2 MW biogas facility will be located at a palm oil mill in Palong, Pahang state, and will use anaerobic digestion to recover biogas containing methane from palm oil mill effluent (POME).

Camco claimed that the project will be amongst the largest of its type to date to generate electricity for supply to the Malaysian national grid.

Malaysia is the world’s largest exporter of palm oil products and has approximately 4 million hectares of land under oil palm plantation.

Waste, including POME, from the region’s 1000 plus Palm oil plantations is a significant issue for plantation owners, local communities and the region in general and contributes significantly to total emissions… Read more


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