With the depletion of fossil fuels, renewable resources such as palm biodiesel (which derived from palm oil) had become an important alternative fuel. Palm biodiesel has a definite advantage over mineral diesel:
- More environmental-friendly as it produces lower amounts of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.
- Safer fuel due to its higher flash point than mineral diesel.
Oiltek has technology licensing with the Malaysian Palm Oil board (MPOB) to supply production plants for both normal grade and winter grade palm biodiesel based on the MPOB processes.
We constructed the first three commercial winter grade palm biodiesel plants in Malaysia and the first plant started operation in September 2006.