Bioenergy Research Group
This research group consist of four different sub-research areas; Bioethanol, Biobutanol, Biohydrogen and Biogas. Apparently, our collaborative research focusing on the utilization of agriculture residual substrates which are palm oil mill effluent (POME), food waste, oil palm empty fruit bunch OPEFB, rice straw, palm decanted cake, sago starch, or dubbed as biomass, to be converted into bioenergy product through biotechnology and bioprocess engineering.
Currently, there are six PhD students, 15 Master students and three research assistant under this group and registered either with UPM or Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. The group members engaged in different research area encompasses the production of bioenergy products, pretreatment of lignocellulosic materials, celluase production, kinetic study of cellulase producer microorganism. On other hand, the group also involved in downstream processing and basic molecular biotechnology-based.
The current studies revealed the feasibility of utilizing palm oil mill’s residual and other related biomass, for beneficial bioenergy products such as methane, ethanol, butanol and hydrogen by using our own indigenous technology. The consolidated collaborative work will prove that our indigenous home-grown technology could bring the bioenergy products to our doorknob in near future.
Improve Methane Fermentation from Palm Oil Mill
Residuals in line with of Zero Emission Strategy
The Future Renewable Bioenergy from Waste
and Biomass Materials
Lignocellulosic Materials: Potential Substrate
for Production of Bioethanol
Production of Biobutanol from Agricultural Biomass
Biogas Commercial Scale Plant