ENERGY, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF PALM OIL BIODIESEL IN MALAYSIA

Author(s): 

Faizal1,2*, S. Ateeb1

Affiliation(s): 

1Department of Engineering, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, 47500 Selangor, Malaysia

2School of Engineering, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, 47500 Selangor, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author Email: mohdfaizal.fauzan@taylors.edu.my

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Malaysia is among the lushest places on Earth with nearly countless varieties of flora and fauna residing within it. An interesting one being the palm oil tree, a stereotypically tropical sight. A specific variety of it known as Elaeis, is used to extract palm oil from it. Apart from being a nutrient rich vegetable oil consumed by people as an edible, it is also used to a lesser degree for refinement into biodiesel for energy. A tree so abundant in Malaysia and has the potential to be a viable energy source is definitely something that needs a closer examination of on its potential. Which is what this study aims to do.