Palm Oil Processing

Webinar: Conversion of Glycerol into 1,3-propanediol and Biomass into Value-added Products

Webinar: Conversion of Glycerol into 1,3-propanediol and Biomass into Value-added Products
  • Date From 13th February 2023
  • Date To 13th February 2023
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 18:30 MYT. Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Notice: For registered participants attending in person, the venue has changed to Room C06.06, Level 6, Block C, Taylor's University Lakeside Campus, Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Vehicles need to be parked at Zone H2 near Block B. View the map >>


1,3-propanediol is currently unavailable in the Southeast Asia market. The availability of this compound in Malaysia will enable us to secure the value creation chain from the new polyester resin that can be produced, for example PTT. This compound opens up new business opportunities and will be able to boost local economy, positioning Malaysia as the leading producer of PTT in the Southeast Asia region.


Tan Jian Ping, Academic Staff, Chemical Engineering Department, School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University Malaysia

Dr Tan Jian Ping's research interests are biochemical, bioprocess, biorefinery, biomass, biogas, biological wastewater treatment and insect farming. His professional membership includes Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), the Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) UK, and Committee member in Malaysian Academic Research on Palm Oil Sustainability (ARPOS).

Jian Ping is an awarded scientific researcher who, as the principle investigator, has successfully secured multiple grants, including Fundamental Research Grant Scheme from the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia and, recently, a half-million ringgit grant under Technology Development Fund 1 from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Palm Oil Processing Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.

The meeting will be delivered in hybrid mode with the online part being delivered via GoToWebinar®.


18:30–19:45 MYT.


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