01 September 2015

Field Trip To Emery Oleochemicals

Palm Oil Processing SIG was launched on 3 August 2015. At the event attended by 65 participants there were many opportunities for networking. Some of the undergraduates present were inspired by Hong Wai Onn’s talk and B P Chow’s introduction they  asked for visits to palm oil plants. Dr Babak Salamati, Senior Lecturer at Monash University Malaysia met Sudershan Sivasubramaniam, Site Operations Director at Emery Oleochemicals and asked him so. 

On Thursday 27 August 2015, 28 third year chemical engineering undergraduates from Monash with Babak and KS Qua, POP SIG committee member, were at Emery Oleochemicals to see for themselves what a real life large oleochemical plant looked like. Louis Chong said, “It is a nice change from being in the lecture hall. The visit was very educational and interactive especially with the very helpful chemical engineers (including a Monash graduate Amahz Ashraf Salim who a Production Engineer) who showed us around, answering all our questions.” 

Discussions on possible collaboration between Monash and Emery was initiated.


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