Biofuel sector in Malaysia: Challenges and future prospects

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Abstract

The energy demands of the world and the eventual depletion of fossil fuel have urged the search for alternative fuel sources. The RandD on biofuels in Malaysia first commenced in 1980s, and since then it's commercialization has progressed at a very slow pace. with many uncertainties. In the last two decades, researchers and scientists have looked into identifying resources with immense potential for production of biofuel as a renewable, sustainable energy resource of the future, and palm oil and palm oil waste have remained the main sources for production of renewable energy for the last decades. Various policies and acts were put in place to assist Malaysia with the agenda of developing renewable energy sources as an environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. This chapter attempts to compile the state of the renewable energy scenario in Malaysia, its potential, governmental involvement, challenges, and future prospects of the biofuel industry in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiofuels
Subtitle of host publicationGreenhouse Gas Mitigation and Global Warming: Next Generation Biofuels and Role of Biotechnology
PublisherSpringer India
Pages177-192
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9788132237631
ISBN (Print)9788132237617
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2018

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Renewable Energy
Biofuels
biofuel
Malaysia
future prospect
renewable energy sources
biofuels
Palm oil
renewable energy
Fossil fuels
fossil fuel
Fossil Fuels
fossil fuels
palm oils
alternative fuel
Alternative fuels
commercialization
Energy resources
energy resource
bioenergy industry

Keywords

  • Biodiesel
  • Malaysia
  • Palm oil
  • Renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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K. Nadarajah, K. (2018). Biofuel sector in Malaysia: Challenges and future prospects. In Biofuels: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Global Warming: Next Generation Biofuels and Role of Biotechnology (pp. 177-192). Springer India. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-3763-1_10

Biofuel sector in Malaysia : Challenges and future prospects. / K. Nadarajah, Kalaivani.

Biofuels: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Global Warming: Next Generation Biofuels and Role of Biotechnology. Springer India, 2018. p. 177-192.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

K. Nadarajah, K 2018, Biofuel sector in Malaysia: Challenges and future prospects. in Biofuels: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Global Warming: Next Generation Biofuels and Role of Biotechnology. Springer India, pp. 177-192. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-3763-1_10
K. Nadarajah K. Biofuel sector in Malaysia: Challenges and future prospects. In Biofuels: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Global Warming: Next Generation Biofuels and Role of Biotechnology. Springer India. 2018. p. 177-192 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-3763-1_10
K. Nadarajah, Kalaivani. / Biofuel sector in Malaysia : Challenges and future prospects. Biofuels: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Global Warming: Next Generation Biofuels and Role of Biotechnology. Springer India, 2018. pp. 177-192
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