Waste Oil Palm Trees as a Potential Source for Biofuels in Malaysia

I. Wan Asma, M.Y. Mohd Nor, J. Rafidah, T. Azmalisa & Y. Mori
Malaysia produces about 17.6 million tons of palm oil in 2010, has become one of the world’s largest producer of palm oil. This accounts for 51% of the world palm oil production. There are about 4.5 million hectares of oil palm trees planted in Malaysia. Oil palm trees (Elaeis guineenis) have an average productive life of about 25-30 years after which it is being felled for replanting. There are about 135-145 trees planted in one...