Project introduction at MBIC Seminar

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Seminar on Circular Economy & Innovation of the Oil Palm Industry organized by MBIC (Malaysia Biomass Industries Confederation) was held on March 7, 2024 in Kuala Lumpur.
Prof. Sudesh of USM gave a presentation for introducing the SATREPS OPT project to nearly 60 participants from public and private sector involved in the palm oil industry. It was a great opportunity to introduce about our OPT project to people in the palm oil industry.

Exhibiting at MIFF2024 and visiting Kluang

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MIFF2024 (Malaysian International Furniture Fair), Asia’s largest international furniture exhibition, was held in KL from March 1st to 4th, 2024, and Panasonic exhibited PALM LOOP furniture. Furthermore, On March 5th, furniture manufacturers and retail companies that handle PALM LOOP visited the oil palm logging site, which is the raw material for PALM LOOP, and the pilot plant in Kluang. We hope that these activities will lead to further expansion of recognition of PALM LOOP products in the future.

High school students’ Global bridge training program visit to USM

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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

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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).