BIOMASS IN MALAYSIA: FORESTRY-BASED RESIDUES

  • Noridah Osman Centre for Biofuel and Biochemical Research, 31750 Tronoh, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
  • Rose Amira Karim Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia, 50660 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Helmy Tariq Othman Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia, 50660 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Mohammad Amir Firdaus Mazlan Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia, 50660 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract

This paper reviews forestry biomass specifically material derived from natural forest, plantation forest, and rubber plantation of Malaysia, material collected upon log production and primary wood manufacturing activities. The information helps to foresee the potential of these promising waste resources to be used for energy products. As Malaysia forest covers from inland to coastal vegetation and natural forest as well as forest plantations plus rubberwood plantation in Peninsular, Sabah and Sarawak, therefore, a lot of residues have been generated. It is estimated that the total number of energy generated from waste in 2012 is 0.720, 0.381, and 1.657 Mtoe of Peninsular, Sabah, and Sarawak respectively. As Malaysia is expected to grow in population and economy, hence, sourcing an alternative for energy feedstock and biomass industry is crucial and forestry based biomass are seen as an opportunity.


Keywords: biomass, forestry, Malaysia, natural forest, plantation forest, rubberwood plantation, renewable energy

Published
2014-06-26
How to Cite
OSMAN, Noridah et al. BIOMASS IN MALAYSIA: FORESTRY-BASED RESIDUES. International Journal of Biomass and Renewables, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 7-14, june 2014. ISSN 2289-1692. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ijbr/article/view/13872>. Date accessed: 23 may 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.61762/ijbrvol3iss1art13872.