Waste biomass are a large resource of renewable carbon supplies that have been generated in human daily activities. Waste biomass are coupled to environmental biotechnology and bioprocess engineering through bioprocessing of biomass into higher value bioproducts, designing and modelling processing system, as well as end use of bioproducts in industry, home and transportation in environmental friendly manner.
The Environmental Biotechnology Research Group within
the Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences,
Universiti Putra Malaysia undertakes research in core areas
of biomass utilization, specifically in production of renewable
and valuable green bioproducts. The Group’s interests include
production of Bioenergy, Biofertilizer, Bioplastics and Bioproducts
from oil palm waste biomass. Other potential biomass such as
kitchen waste, landfill leachate and sago wastes also been studied.
The research work of the group focuses on: