Malaysia’s Smart Palm Oil Mill to be Completed in 2024

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Malaysia Palm Oil Board (MPOB) director-general Datuk Dr Ahmad Parveez Ghulam Kadir said the construction of the 10-hectare factory in Keratong, Pahang is expected to take about 18 months and currently MPOB is trying to get approval from the local council, the Bernama reported on December 20.  

“The collaboration in the construction of a smart palm oil mill with a capacity of 30 MT per hour at the MPOB Research Station encompasses artificial intelligence (AI) and Industrial Revolution (IR) 4.0 technology in the production of crude palm oil (CPO),” said Ahmad Parveez.  “The concept of this factory can produce a skilled workforce that is efficient in the use of automation systems in palm oil mills, produce CPO effectively and productively and develop environmentally friendly palm waste management technology,” he said at a press conference at the National Seminar on Palm Oil Milling, Refining, Environment, and Quality 2022 (POMREQ 2022).

At the opening of POMREQ 2022, Minister of Plantation and Commodities Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof explained, “The concept of smart palm oil mills based on zero discharge is the direction of the palm oil industry and this can give a new dimension in the manufacturing sector, especially in terms of efficiency and continuous operational monitoring and user-friendly.”

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