In a typical palm oil mill, crude palm oil is extracted from fresh fruit bunches (FFB) by a mechanical process. The palm oil waste stream generated by this process consists of 22% empty fruit bunches (EFB), 5% palm kernel shells (PKS) and 13% mesocarp fibers. In most cases palm kernel shell and mesocarp fibres are used as fuel in the mill, generating enough steam for the sterilizers and electricity for running the mill.
The empty fruit bunches (EFB) are either recycled in the plantation or used as fuel for other energy plants like for a palm oil refinery, where a chemical process also demands for steam and power. The challenge has always been to provide a stable and reliable energy source during the processing of each batch of oil. Be it using oil palm waste like empty fruit bunches as fuel for energy production or even palm kernel cake, VYNCKE has the proven experience and know-how to help you meet this challenge.
Common biomass fuels:
EFB, fibres, PKS, de-oiled shea cake