Webinar on Valorisation of Palm Oil (Mill) Residues

Join the free webinar on valorisation of palmoil residues on November 4th, 1PM-2PM. Subscribe using the link below, and learn more about the possibilities of biomass residue valorisation.

Organisator NL Agency

ma 4 november 2013 13:00 tot 14:00

Palm oil mills generate one ton of lignocellulosic biomass residue per ton of oil produced. Most of this biomass is used for low intensity electricity and heat generation. Switching to using palm oil mill effluent (POME) for biogas generation and then energy should reduce GHG emissions (from POME) significantly and make the lignocellulosic biomass available for other purposes. As the biomass is now an underutilized byproduct it should be a an attractive feedstock compared to crop based feedstocks which compete with other applications for land and may cause indirect GHG emissions.

About the speaker

Wolter Elbersen (1964), studied crop science at Wageningen Agricultural University (1989) and has a PhD from the University of Arkansas in grass physiology (1995). From 1995 to 1996 he worked at Texas A&M University as Postdoctoral Fellow on the energy crop switchgrass. Currently he works at Food & Biobased Research in Wageningen. He has almost 20 years of working experience in bioenergy, biomass production, biomass crops, by-product and waste valorisation and biomass chain development and assessment. His main interests lie in the assessment of biomass availability and the design of a sustainable biomass supply for energy and chemicals.


The webinar is of interest to potential buyers or importers of biomass, palm oil producers, and others interested in possibilities for sustainable biomass production. You can subscribe to and watch this webinar by clicking the following link: Valorisation of Palm Oil (Mill) Residues