Plant based energy potential and biomass utilization in Malaysia

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dc.contributor.author Lee, Koon Ong
dc.contributor.author Zainal Alimuddin, Zainal Alauddin, Dr.
dc.contributor.author Ghulam, Quadir, Prof. Dr.
dc.contributor.author Mohd Zulkifly, Abdullah
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-19T08:46:47Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-19T08:46:47Z
dc.date.issued 2000-12
dc.identifier.citation International Energy Journal, vol. 1(2), 2000, pages 77-88 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1513-718X
dc.identifier.uri http://www.rericjournal.ait.ac.th/index.php/reric/article/view/265
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.unimap.edu.my:80/dspace/handle/123456789/34510
dc.description Link to publisher's homepage at http://www.rericjournal.ait.ac.th/index.php/reric en_US
dc.description.abstract The paper assesses the energy productivity of the major plantation crops in Malaysia as well as the status of bioenergy utilization in the country. Of the crops studied and under present local cultivation practices, oil palms and cocoa trees stand out as good trappers of solar energy while paddy plants are the least efficient. Presently Malaysia consumes roughly 2097.8 million GJ of energy per year. Of this amount 14% are contributed by biomass. However of the total amount of biowastes generated in the country roughly 24.5% are utilized for energy purposes while the rest are wasted. They are either left to rot or simply burnt as a means of disposal. If all of these unutilized biomass can be harnessed for use as energy, then the contribution of biomass to the nation's energy consumption can be raised to about 59%, a figure that is indeed attractive and therefore should be given serious attention. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Regional Energy Resources Information Center (RERIC) en_US
dc.subject Biomass en_US
dc.subject Fossil fuels en_US
dc.subject Potential energy en_US
dc.subject Waste management en_US
dc.title Plant based energy potential and biomass utilization in Malaysia en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.url mezainal@eng.usm.my en_US
dc.contributor.url gaquadir@unimap.edu.my en_US


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