Huge generation of oil palm biomass has stimulated the development of biorefineries for synthesis of bioproducts. By targeting the palm oil industry and the biorefineries as the consumers of these products, a sustainable circular economy which aims to minimise both waste generation and raw material consumption, can be developed with the aids of strategic biomass conversion technologies. An illustrative circular palm oil value chain case study will be demonstrated using a powerful graph-theoretic method – P-graph. Insights regarding to the feasibility of transforming palm oil value chain towards circular economy will also be discussed.
Dr How Bing Shen, Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak
Dr How is a lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. His area of specialisation centered on biomass waste-to-wealth, sustainable supply chain management, and resource conservation fields. With his excellent track records in research (over 50 publications that accounts for a h-index of 14 as of June 2021), he has won various internal research wards and has been named as one of the finalists of Young Researcher Award at the 2020 IChemE Malaysia Awards. He is also an associate editor in Frontiers in Sustainability (Sustainable Chemical Process Design); and serve as an editorial board member in resources chemicals and materials.
He is also extensively engaged in conference planning. For example, he was the organising committee of the 18th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES’2015) back in 2015; while currently, he is serving as the secretary for the upcoming 32nd Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers 2021 (SOMChE2021).
Aside from being a researcher, Dr How is also dedicated in promoting youth awareness. Just to name a few, he has launched the first ever Borneo Chemical Engineering Society (BoChES) Penultimate Year Prize event which is intended to acknowledge the active commitment to the chemical engineering community and general public. Besides, he is currently partnered with Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) in organising a webinar and international competition to raise the awareness of younger generation on the palm oil sector.
The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed.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—18:35 - Welcoming address
- 18:35—19:15 - Presentation by the speaker
- 19:15—19:30 - Question-and-answer session
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