Palm Oil Processing Special Interest Group

Introduction to the palm oil industry - Online

Date From: 27 March 2017
Description: This 60-minute webinar from IChemE's Palm Oil Processing Special Interest Group is free of charge and open to all.
Event Type: Special Interest Groups
Venue: Online

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The palm oil industry in Malaysia will be celebrating its centenary this year. The industry really took off in the 1960s and is now a major oil and fat (32%). Although Malaysia has lost the position of leading producer to Indonesia it remains the top exporter. The presentation will cover the processes upstream, midstream and downstream viz milling, refining and oleochemicals. The role of the chemical engineer will be discussed and the players who support the industry will be identified.

This webinar is intended for students, early career chemical engineers as well as those who need an introduction to the industry.

It is free of charge and open to all. 

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hong wai onnHong Wai Onn is a Chartered Chemical Engineer, Chartered Member and Professional Process Safety Engineer of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). He is also a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM). In addition, he has been an active Project Management Institute (PMI) member and Project Management Professional (PMP) ® credential holder since 2013.

Hong Wai Onn is currently a Technical Service Manager of Novozymes Malaysia Sdn Bhd. Prior to that, he held positions as Project Manager for Sibelco Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Senior Engineer for Genting Plantations Berhad. His work experience covered not only Malaysia, but also overseas countries such as Indonesia, Lao PDR, Papua New Guinea, and Philippines.

He is the Chairman of IChemE Palm Oil Processing Special Interest Group. He sits on the Industry Advisory Panel for Chemical Engineering at Monash University Malaysia. He received his degree in Bachelor of Engineering with Honours from the University Malaysia Sabah in 2006.


A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.
Duration (for CPD recording purposes): up to one hour.

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This webinar is free of charge and open to all to attend, but if you wish to access the slides and a recording to replay on demand then you'll need to be a member of the Palm Oil Processing Special Interest Group.
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