Palm Oil Processing Special Interest Group

Introduction to Oleochemicals - Online/Malaysia

Date From: 18 September 2017
Location: Malaysia
Description: Evening meeting in Kuala Lumpur, with presentation by KS Qua (ASEAN Oleochemical Manufacturers Group), organised by IChemE's Palm Oil Processing and Biochemical Special Interest Group.
Venue: Monash University Malaysia
Seminar Room 6-2-14 (This room might change depend on its availability, please register to receive email confirmation)
Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Online is available 18:30 - 19:30 MYT

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An evening event with technical presentation by KS Qua (ASEAN Oleochemical Manufacturers Group), and time for networking over refreshments. Registration from 18:00; the event will commence at 18:30 and close at 20:30.

A webinar session of this presentation will be ran that evening. To attend this technical presentation online at 18:30-19:30 MYT , please join here >>

This event is open to all. To encourage more participants and members, attendance at the event is free of charge and open to all. Bring along your colleagues working in the palm oil processing industry in Malaysia, and introduce them to Palm Oil Processing Special Interest Group (POPSIG), Biochemical Engineering Special Interest Group (BESIG) and to IChemE.

Advance booking is essential to attend physical event. Register now >>


This talk is intended to help the beginner navigate the seemingly complex world of oleochemicals and its processes. It begins with oleochemistry and shows how the understanding of this will pave the way for understanding oleochemical processes. After all chemical engineers are the interface between molecular sciences and engineering

Inevitably ‘fatty acids’ creep in and participants will be shown how closely their lives are interwoven with fatty acids. They may be surprised at the many products they use contain one or more oleochemicals.

Some new trends will be explored and these include bio-processing. The talk will end with some insight into the oleochemical market where some sectors are hard hit by the drop in the price of fuel oil and the advent of biodiesel.

Advance booking is required, click here to register >>


Qua Pic 1Qua is a chemist and a chartered chemical engineer with a 32 year career in operations in the palm oil industry covering oil refining, foods, oleochemicals, soap and toiletries. He worked for Unilever, ICI and KLK in Malaysia and overseas. Before he retired he was GM of Uniqema Malaysia Sdn Bhd. He guest lectured on sustainable palm oil processing to chemical engineering undergraduates at Monash University Malaysia. Currently he is part-time Advisor to AOMG. He is an active member of the RSPO Standing Committee Trade & Traceability (T&T SC) and also its sub-group on oleochemicals and its derivatives. He is a founder member of POPSIG at the Institution of Chemical Engineers.


IChemE gratefully acknowledges:

Monash University Malaysia for its provision of venue facilities and sponsorship of the refreshments.


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