Title: Analysis of palm oil extraction and biodiesel production. 1.0 Introduction Indonesia and Malaysia are the major exporting countries of palm oil (Gunston, 2011). Malaysia accounts for 39% of world palm oil manufacture and 44% of world exports. Palm oil is one of the major oils consumed not only in Asian region regions, but also in the worldwide. Palm oil consists more than 90% triacylglycerols, 2–7% diacylglycerols, 0.1 % monoacylglycerols, 3–5 % free fatty acids and 1% minor components.
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.0 BACKGROUND RESEARCH Over the last few decades, the Malaysian palm oil industry has grown to become a very important agriculture-based industry, where the country is today the world’s leading producer and exporter of palm oil. Indigenous to Africa, the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) has been domesticated from the wilderness and transformed to become a plantation-based industry. During the late 1950s the expansion of the industry started as part of government’s
nd nd 2 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH (2 ICBER 2011) PROCEEDING SUSTAINING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN THE OIL PALM INDUSTRY: SWOT ANALYSIS OF IOI CORPORATION Cordelia Mason International School of Entrepreneurship, Universiti Kuala Lumpur 1016 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur firstname.lastname@example.org ABSTRACT IOI Corporation, or commonly referred to as IOI, is one of Malaysia's home grown business conglomerates which started off from humble beginnings
the desert where it rains on the average once every three or four years; for the rest of the time there is only wind and sunshine. But though no water falls from the sky, water comes pouring out of the ground—enough water to support a forest of date palms and a population, in that incredibly fertile oasis,