PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) has suggested tapping the potential of using “waste” from oil palm to generate electricity as a cleaner alternative to fuels like coal.

MPOB director-general Ahmad Parveez Ghulam Kadir said oil palm biomass, including empty fruit bunches, mesocarps fibres and kernel shells which are by-products from the oil extraction process, can in fact be re-used.

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