COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT ON THE VIABILITY FOR ESTABLISHING WASTE COOKING OIL (WCO) BIODIESEL PROCESSING FACILITY IN AN ECO-TOURISM ISLAND

Author(s): 

Nur Mazlini Razali1*, Tuan Ab Rashid Tuan Abdullah 1, Wan Asma Ibrahim2, Muhamad Nazrain Muhamad Nassri3

Affiliation(s): 

1College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, 43000, Kajang, Selangor Malaysia

2Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)

3Uni10 Energy Sdn Bhd (UESB)

*Corresponding Author Email: nurm azlinirazali@gmail.com

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The successful implementation of biodiesel derived from waste cooking oil (WCO) is highly dependent on the waste management mechanism to ensure sustainable feedstock volume and price. In eco-tourism island of Langkawi Kedah Malaysia, a comprehensive assessment has been conducted to gather hard data on the recoverable WCO quantity from daily cooking oil utilization around the island. Based on this primary information, the rate of WCO recoverability and its volume projection has been further assessed to anticipate viability for establishing a full-pledged WCO biodiesel processing plant facility to support its local diesel market demand. The findings concluded that presently, only a WCO management facility is viable for implementation in the island with essential key enablers being made available by key stakeholder.