Palm Oil Processing Special Interest Group

Palm Oil Processing Special Interest Group

About us

IChemE’s Palm Oil Processing Special Interest Group (POPSIG) provides a forum to enable knowledge transfer, exchange of best practices and sharing experience to all that are interested in the palm oil industry.


  • Share and promote best practices
  • Encourage innovation in processing oil palm products
  • Promote professional aspects of the palm oil industry, from its traditional areas of milling, refining and oleochemicals down to nutraceuticals, biogas & energy, biomass, biofuels and bio-based chemicals
  • Act as a focal point for all those interested in the process aspects of oil palm processing


  • Technical seminars, workshops, site visits, webinars and physical evening talks to support professional development and networking
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Yearly forum
  • Engaging in IChemE’s whynotchemeng campaigns
  • Support for the annual IChemE Malaysia Palm Oil Award, recognising the best project implemented and demonstrates innovation, successful delivery and a technical, commercial, safety and/or environmental benefit. The project may relate to new industrial plant or to the enhancement of existing palm oil mills, refining and other related industries.

Member benefits

As a member of POPSIG you’ll be part of a community serving your particular area of interest and will meet like-minded people through professional and social networking. The following will be made available to POPSIG members:

  • Free newsletters
  • Access to archive of presentation given at past events
  • Site visit to industry facilities
  • Mentoring facility for those seeking IChemE membership
  • Networking opportunities at events and via social media – LinkedIn 
  • Special rates for POPSIG events

My IChemE

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).