Palm Oil Processing

Webinar: Catalytic Upgrading of Palm-based Residues to Valuable Products

Webinar: Catalytic Upgrading of Palm-based Residues to Valuable Products
  • Date From 18th February 2022
  • Date To 18th February 2022
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 18:30 MYT. Duration: 1 hour.


Approximately of 70 million tons of biomass are generated in Malaysia per year, where ~85.5% of biomass is come from oil palm activity such as plantation, milling and refinery process. Thus, re-usage of these biomass is waste or wealth? This talk will unlock the chemistry code of biomass for various type of conversion process to produce desirable bioproducts.


Dr Lee Hwei Voon, Associate Professor, Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT), University of Malaya

Dr Lee is an Associate Professor based in Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT), University of Malaya, Malaysia. She obtained her BSc (Hons) Industrial Chemistry and PhD in Catalysis degrees from the Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. Her research expertise is in the field of nanotechnology and catalysis. She is active in the research of catalytic conversion technology, which involves the topics of catalysis design (metal oxide, solid based catalyst, catalyst from waste material); application in renewable energy (liquid and solid biofuels), biochemical synthesis, and advance nanomaterial application (biomass-derived nanocellulose).

To date, Dr Lee’s research works have been published in more than 80 refereed international top-tier journals, with total citation of 2756 and h-index of 27. Her research has been funded by the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia; Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Malaysia (MOSTI), University of Malaya Research Grant, as well as International Industrial Fundings. The efforts in contributing to her research has received recognition with Excellence service award, University of Malaya 2021, as well as several prestigious innovation and invention awards, such as World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University (2020), Asian Universities Alliance (AUA) Scholars Award (2020), Top 10 in Food and Beverages Cluster, Selangor R&D and Innovation Expo (2019), PECIPTA 2019.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed.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.


18:30–19:30 MYT.


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