Palm oil industry
Chempolis formicobio™ technology is capable of processing empty fruit bunches (EFB) and other palm oil residues into bioethanol profitably and without emissions into water and air. In addition to cellulosic ethanol, formicobio™ can convert biomass simultaneously to valuable biochemicals and produce surplus bioenergy.
Palm oil industry is a significant business in Southeast Asian and Latin American countries. Currently, in many cases oil palm residues (EFB) are left unused and result in major methane emissions during the decay process. However, this potential biomass raw material could be used in production of valuable papermaking fibres and biochemicals.
Use of renewable residual biomass results in low carbon footprint
Increased energy consumption, related CO2 emissions and increase of climate temperature are faced worldwide. Recently, production of biofuels from food crops has caused rise in food price. Moreover, production of biofuels from food crops does not mitigate climate change as the whole production cycle is both energy-inefficient and energy-intensive.