Palm Oil Processing

POPSIG University Roadshow @ USM 2023

POPSIG University Roadshow @ USM 2023
  • Date From 3rd May 2023
  • Date To 3rd May 2023
  • Price Free of charge, open to all
  • Location Auditorium, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia


The University Roadshow is organised by USM Chemical Engineering Student Society (ChESS). It is supported by POPSIG in conjunction with MPOC. The roadshow aims to provide an understanding about the manufacturing process and the sustainable development in palm oil industry through a series of interactive events.


  1. To provide an understanding about the manufacturing process and the sustainable development in palm oil industry through a series of interactive events.
  2. To provide a platform to exchange views and suggestions between the students and the professionals.
  3. To provide an opportunity for the students to visit the industry to understand applications of the learned knowledge.
  4. To deliver about the latest technological development in palm oil industry to address sustainability during the roundtable discussion.
  5. To understand the contributions of palm oil industry to the UN SDGs.
  6. To identify the ESG challenges, opportunities and contributions from the Malaysian palm oil industry.


Anthony K. Veerayan, Environment Manager, Science, Environment and Sustainability Division, Malaysian Palm Oil Council

Anthony is a graduate of the University Malaysia Sabah majoring in International Tropical Forest Management. He has 13 years of experience as a forester with Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) overseeing forest operations in Natural Forest Management and Integrated Timber Production with vast experience in forest management, timber production, plantation forest management, and forest certification activities. He was the Certification Manager with Hijauan - Bengkoka Plantations for 2 years in managing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, forest audits, wildlife monitoring, and environmental management.

Currently attached with MPOC as Environment Manager with a focus on palm oil promotion and addressing the anti-palm oil campaigns, using science-based outputs and providing technical information towards palm oil issues and responding to misconceptions on palm oil sustainability, environment, health, and nutrition.

Amni Syazana, Executive, Technical Outreach and Extension Service, Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council

Amin Syazana is an Executive, Technical Outreach and Extension Service Unit at Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC).

Mohd Sharizan Md Sarip, Senior Lecturer, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)

Mohd Sharizan Bin Md Sarip has been a senior lecturer at Faculty of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis since 2016. He is also an associated member at Centre of Lipid Engineering Applied Research (CLEAR), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at Universiti Malaysia Pahang in 2008. After that, he worked as field engineer (Mud logging) at Geoservices, A Sclumberger group of company from 2008 to 2010. He furthered both master’s degree and doctoral degree at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2012 and 2016, respectively. He furthered its postdoctoral study at Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyoto University under the supervision of Prof Dr Sotowa Ken-Ichiro from April 2022 to April 2023. Since 2012, he had produced about 30 Scopus indexed publication in the renowned journal such as Separation and Purification Technology, Journal of chemical engineering of japan, Fluid phase equilibria, Journal of oleo science, Food chemistry advances, processes etc. He was also recognised as Professional Technologist by Malaysia Board of Technologist since 2020. He is also an international member of Society of Chemical Engineering of Japan and Asian member of Japan Oil Chemists’ Society.

Targeted participants

Tertiary education students.


14:30—18:00 MYT


  • 14:30—14:35 
    Welcome remark

  • 14:35—14:50 
    Opening speech 

  • 14:50—15:00 
    Opening ceremony 

  • 15:00—15:15 
    Presentation 1 (MPOC)

  • 15:15—15:30 
    Presentation 2 (MPOCC) 

  • 15:30—15:45 
    Presentation 3 (Industry/Academia) 

  • 15:45—16:00
    Kahoot challenge

  • 16:00—16:10

  • 16:10—17:30
    Teh Tarik Session

  • 17:30—18:00
    Closing remark


POPSIG gratefully acknowledges the support provided by Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) that has supported POPSIG-MPOC Palm Oil Educational Roadshow since 2019. MPOC is a corporate body with a mission to promote the market expansion of Malaysian palm oil and its product by enhancing the image of palm oil and creating better acceptance through awareness of various technological and economic advantages (techno-economic advantages) and environmental sustainability.

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