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High school students’ Global bridge training program visit to USM

On January 16, 2024, eight high school students from Hokkaido, Japan visited USM’s SATREPS OPT Project Research Lab as part of the “High School Students’ Global Bridge Training” program. We provided an overview of the SATREPS and the OPT project, helping them understand the issues facing the palm oil industry and the direction the project is aiming for. USM students gave them a tour of the research lab and had the opportunity to interact with each other.

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Panasonic Project Member visited Pasoh Site

On December 15, 2023, Panasonic project members visited the observation site at an oil palm plantation in Pasoh, Negeri Sembilan. Opinions were exchanged on observation methods in Pasoh and status confirmation of methane gas generation during the OPT decomposition process by termites, and the possibility of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from oil palm plantations in the future by transporting and utilizing OPT (Oil Palm trunk).

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High school students’ Global bridge training program visit to USM

On January 16, 2024, eight high school students from Hokkaido, Japan visited USM’s SATREPS OPT Project Research Lab as part of the “High School Students’ Global Bridge Training” program. We provided an overview of the SATREPS and the OPT project, helping them understand the issues facing the palm oil industry and the direction the project is aiming for. USM students gave them a tour of the research lab and had the opportunity to interact with each other.

Panasonic Project Member visited Pasoh Site

On December 15, 2023, Panasonic project members visited the observation site at an oil palm plantation in Pasoh, Negeri Sembilan. Opinions were exchanged on observation methods in Pasoh and status confirmation of methane gas generation during the OPT decomposition process by termites, and the possibility of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from oil palm plantations in the future by transporting and utilizing OPT (Oil Palm trunk).

Meeting With Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation

Following the visit to Bioeconomy Corporation’s Kluang Pilot Plant on October 23, 2023, project members visited the Bioeconomy Corporation office in Putrajaya. We expressed our gratitude for the invitation to exhibit a booth at the National BIOMASS Conference 2023 held on December 6-7, and exchanged opinions for future cooperation.

Founder Organization

Japan International
Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Japan Science and
Technology Agency (JST)

Ministry of Higher Education
(MoHE)

Project Member Organization

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Science (JIRCAS)

IHI Corporation

Hiroshima University

National Institute for Environmental Studies 

Panasonic Corporation

University of Shimane

Nissin Shoji

Idemitsu

Universiti Sains Malaysia
(USM)

Malaysia Palm Oil Board
(MPOB)

Standard and Industrial
Research Institute of
Malaysia (SIRIM)

Forest Research Institute
Malaysia (FRIM)