Eureka Synergy launches research facility of centre for multidisciplinary research on palm oil
Wed, Mar 23, 2016

Cespor Sign Board

On 23rd Mar 2016, EUREKA SYNERGY SDN BHD and THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM MALAYSIA CAMPUS launched the opening ceremony of Centre of Sustainable Palm Oil Research (CESPOR) research office. The research office is located at Eureka Synergy’s Hub in Mukim Bera, Pahang, Malaysia.

CESPOR is a joint-force between the academia and industry to carry out multidisciplinary research activities on palm oil. CESPOR carries out researches to improve the sustainability of the palm oil industry. Current researches include palm disease control and prevention, development of innovative technologies to convert palm-based biomass into value-added products and so on. Besides, CESPOR is championing on development of Integrated Anaerobic Aerobic Bioreactor (IAAB) which is a novel technology that generates biogas from palm oil mill effluent (POME) and simultaneously treats POME into clear water quality for recycling. 

“The opening of this research facility is a testimony of a multidisciplinary research from the faculties of science and engineering and reflects the many ground breaking research projects at UNMC which are both multi-disciplinary and a result of cross campus exchange,” said Professor Graham Kendall, Vice Provost (Research and Knowledge Transfer) at the opening ceremony.

“We are very pleased to work with researchers from UNMC who have the deep knowledge and expertise. We aim to develop the means to generate renewable energy and products through various strategies which will subsequently become a valuable resource to be used by the whole nation. The implementation of more biomass and biogas projects will ultimately recover and prevent million tonnes of waste from being released into the environment,” said Datuk Michael Lim, Director of Eureka Synergy Sdn. Bhd.

CESPOR has collaboration with various industrial players and it’s main partners are Eureka Synergy Sdn. Bhd., Havys Oil Mill Sdn. Bhd. and Green Plant Organic Fertilizer Sdn. Bhd. To date, CESPOR has secured more than RM 8 million of research grants from various public and private sources.

 

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Launching of CESPOR research office.
From left: Datuk Francis Lim, Dr. David Lim, Datuk Michael Lim, Mr. Raymond Lim, 
Datuk Kim Eng Lim,Prof. Graham Kendall, Prof. Christine Ennew and Prof. Denny Ng.

 

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Integrated Anaerobic-Aerobic Bioreactor (IAAB) Pre-commercial Plant at Eureka Synergy' Hub.
From left: Dr. David Lim, Prof. Graham Kendall,
Prof. Mei Fong Chong, Dr. Yi-Jing Chan and Prof. Christine Ennew.