Life cycle inventory for the production of germinated oil palm seeds at a selected seed production unit in Malaysia

Nik Sasha Khatrina Khairuddin, Ismail Sahid, Halimah Muhamad, Choo Yuen May

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Abstract

The increasing global demand for edible oil has encouraged Malaysia to increase the areas under oil palm cultivation. The total demand for germinated oil palm seeds in the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 were 86.4, 76.5, 72.6 and 75.2 million, respectively. Production of germinated oil palm seeds is the first link in the palm oil supply chain. Therefore, good management practices at seed production stage is required to ensure only high quality germinated oil palm seeds are produced before sale to customers. Life cycle assessment (LCA) has been used as a tool to assess environmental impact of the processes throughout a product's lifespan and this approach is an important tool for assessing green house gas (GHG) emission. For this study, a gate-to-gate life cycle inventory (LCI) of a single germinated oil palm seed production unit was carried out. The functional unit used for this LCI was one germinated oil palm seed. To determine the environmental impact for the production of germinated oil palm seeds, information on the inputs were obtained. The inputs for the production of germinated oil palm seeds involved materials such as polyethylene bags, electricity, water, chemicals and fungicides. For this study, the system boundary involved seed germination process and management of germinated oil palm seeds. It was found that the amount of input such as materials and energy used in the production of germinated oil palm seeds was very minimal.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages583-588
Number of pages6
Volume1571
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 UKM Faculty of Science and Technology Post-Graduate Colloquium - Selangor
Duration: 3 Jul 20134 Jul 2013

Other

Other2013 UKM Faculty of Science and Technology Post-Graduate Colloquium
CitySelangor
Period3/7/134/7/13

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Malaysia
seeds
oils
cycles
fungicides
germination
bags
electricity
polyethylenes

Keywords

  • Germinated oil palm seeds
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Life cycle inventory
  • Seed processing
  • Seed production unit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Khairuddin, N. S. K., Sahid, I., Muhamad, H., & May, C. Y. (2013). Life cycle inventory for the production of germinated oil palm seeds at a selected seed production unit in Malaysia. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1571, pp. 583-588) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4858717

Life cycle inventory for the production of germinated oil palm seeds at a selected seed production unit in Malaysia. / Khairuddin, Nik Sasha Khatrina; Sahid, Ismail; Muhamad, Halimah; May, Choo Yuen.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1571 2013. p. 583-588.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Khairuddin, NSK, Sahid, I, Muhamad, H & May, CY 2013, Life cycle inventory for the production of germinated oil palm seeds at a selected seed production unit in Malaysia. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1571, pp. 583-588, 2013 UKM Faculty of Science and Technology Post-Graduate Colloquium, Selangor, 3/7/13. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4858717
Khairuddin NSK, Sahid I, Muhamad H, May CY. Life cycle inventory for the production of germinated oil palm seeds at a selected seed production unit in Malaysia. In AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1571. 2013. p. 583-588 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4858717
Khairuddin, Nik Sasha Khatrina ; Sahid, Ismail ; Muhamad, Halimah ; May, Choo Yuen. / Life cycle inventory for the production of germinated oil palm seeds at a selected seed production unit in Malaysia. AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1571 2013. pp. 583-588
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