Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Palm oil has the potential to be processed into bio-energy, acting head of the Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI) Prof Bambang Subiyanto said here on Tuesday.
"Palm oil stalk could be used as bio-energy. Moreover, with our palm oil tree that has reached 25 years old," Bambang told the press.
The palm oil stalk juice could be processed into bio-ethanol, its fiber could be processed into pellets to replace coal.
"Fuel energy from palm oil trees pellets worth equally with lignite," he added.
LIPI and the Korean Invention Promotion Association (KIPA) have conducted a joint study in bio-fuel technology for South Asia.
The two institutions held a seminar on bio-fuel and consultation on intellectual property rights in Jakarta, in a bid to evaluate the development in bio-fuel policy and the trend on intellectual property rights for bio-fuel technology.
It was the second event to be held jointly, after the first seminar in Jeju, South Korea.
KIPA Vice President Chel Hwan Kang said, the seminar is expected to raise peoples awareness on the use of bio-energy, especially bio-fuel.
"In Korea, energy consumption has continued to increase. Therefore, we need clean energy sources," Kang said.
Source: ANTARA News