New technology converts palm oil waste into products

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Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution

INDONESIA’S Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution has welcomed the adoption of Japanese technology that can convert liquid palm oil waste, known as palm oil mill effluent (POME), into valuable products such docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, and animal feed. The Novel Algae-DHA Technology was developed by Japan’s Mobiol Corporation and Tsukuba University. Darmin said the adoption of the technology was important for Indonesia, as the world’s largest palm oil producer, because it could attract investment, boost exports, address environmental issues and improve economic activity.

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