Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund (MPOWCF)
Malaysia Genome Institute Structural and Synthetic Biology Research
Centre director, Professor Dr Mohd Basyaruddin Abdul Rahman, said the
methodology under controlled conditions could yield more palm oil from
the same amount of raw material.
In addition, it was applicable to other vegetable-based cooking oils like corn oil and olive oil.
“For example, under the current technology, 1kg of palm oil costs RM3
to produce. But under this new technology, we will be able to produce
100km at just around RM200,” he said after delivering a lecture,
entitled “Haute Couture Molecules and Biocatalysts”, in Universiti Putra
Malaysia in Serdang, Selangor, last Saturday.
Prof Mohd Basyaruddin said that the new technology was
environment-friendly because no harmful substances were used, adding
that it would be a boon for the commodity industry in the country.
He also said that with biocatalysis at the molecular level, the
technology served multiple purposes and need not only be used for food
production but also cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
As such, the quality of products would be significantly better compared to those that were derived through normal processes.
The techology added more value to the industry because of its
cost-effectiveness while at the same time yielding better quality, he
said. – Bernama
Source : Business Times
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