More than 60% of biogas released from palm oil mills through palm oil mill effluent (POME) consist of methane gas. Its impact to global warming is 21 times higher than carbon dioxide.
The palm oil sector constantly seeks ways to further enhance its sustainability efforts and reduce greenhouse gas emissions such as methane created from palm oil processing.
As such, EPP5 of the Economic Transformation Program encourages palm oil mills to capture the methane gas from palm oil mill effluent (POME) via biogas trapping facilities which will then be converted into a renewable source of energy – something that is economically viable.
Our first Bio-Compressed Natural Gas (Bio-CNG) commercial plant from palm oil mill effluent has been commissioned in Sungai Tengi Palm Oil Mill by FELDA Global Ventures, in collaboration with MPOB and Sime Darby Offshore Engineering Sdn. Bhd.