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).

Online Meeting With Wilmar International Limited

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Online meeting was held with Mr. Gurcharan (Plantation Head), Mr. Philip (R&D Head), Mr. Kiaw (GM for Sabah Operation), and Mr. Asrif (AGM of Sarawak) on November 29, 2023. We explained the multi-process pellet production using biomass raw materials at the Kluang plant and discussed the possibility of future cooperation. In particular, we will consider opportunities to visit Sarawak and provide explanations to Sarawak palm plantation organizations etc.