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Zero Waste

 

Nothing left behind…
Utilise by-products from every
production process in GTP and
convert them into new products.

The ultimate goal is to achieve a “green economy” with
sustainable industries providing “zero waste” solutions.

Concept
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EFB will be used to produce paper. These materials can be used in the light industries (packaging and printing).
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Lignin is obtained as a by-product from the process of pulp processing.
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Oil Palm Fronds (OPF) are the main ingredient for the agro-feed production process. Palm Kernel Cake (PKC) from POM will also be added in a smaller proportion.
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These materials can be used in the light industries (packaging and printing).
3
Fertilizer will be the by-product produced from the proposed biogas plant. Sludge from the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), together with palm oil mills residue or POME will undergo fermentation in the biogas plant for the production of energy.
1
EFB will be used to produce paper. These materials can be used in the light industries (packaging and printing).
2
Oil Palm Fronds (OPF) are the main ingredient for the agro-feed production process. Palm Kernel Cake (PKC) from POM will also be added in a smaller proportion.
3
Fertilizer will be the by-product produced from the proposed biogas plant. Sludge from the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), together with palm oil mills residue or POME will undergo fermentation in the biogas plant for the production of energy.
4
Lignin is obtained as a by-product from the process of pulp processing.
5
These materials can be used in the light industries (packaging and printing).

KEY TECHNOLOGY

Preconditioning Refiner Chemical- Recycle
Bleached Mechanised Pulp (PRC-RBMP)

A major technology breakthrough in pulp and paper industry,
converting oil palm empty fruit bunches (EFB) into pulp. It is a
‘hybrid’ of chemical, mechanical and thermal processes that
can preserve the condition of EFB fiber for paper production.

Overall in GTP

1 tonne of pulp can saved an estimated 17 trees (source: www.ecopaper.com)

A comparison between FRIM’s & GTP’s technology

One of the early steps initiated by the government was to appoint the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (“FRIM”) to undertake research and development on the suitability of oil palm empty fruit bunches (EFBs) as the raw material of pulping. Research performed by FRIM resulted in fibre diameter and fibre length of 27.0 µm and 0.82 mm respectively.

With PRC-RBMP Technology, it focuses on preserving the condition of EFB fibre and reduce the overall time and cost of producing EFB pulp and paper. The results showed a significant improvement on the EFB fibre.

Overall in Malaysia

1 tonne of pulp can saved an estimated 17 trees (source: www.ecopaper.com)