Renewable Energy from Palm Oil Mill Effluent

Palm Oil Mill Effluent (commonly known as POME) is an attractive feedstock for biogas production and is abundantly available in all palm oil mills. Hence, it ensures continuous supply of substrates at no or low cost, positioning it as a great potential source for biomethane production. Most palm oil mills and refineries have their own treatment systems for POME, which is easily amenable to biodegradation due to its high organic content. The treatment system usually consists of anaerobic and aerobic ponds. 

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Due to the high fraction of organic materials, POME has a large energetic potential. By unlocking the energetic potential of these streams through conversion/ digesting and capture of biogas, palm oil mill owners have the opportunity to combine waste management with a profitable business model.

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