Palm kernel shell varieties Dura vs Tenera
DURA PALM KERNEL SHELL
Basically, the type of Dura palm oil has the characteristics of a thick shell. Where the size of the thickness is approximately 2-8 mm. The outermost layer of the shell does not have any fibers covering it at all. The thickness of a fairly large seed meat is not directly proportional to the dominant fruit flesh on the contrary where it seems thinner.
Its thick shell has a higher calorific value which makes this palm shell have a better quality for use as boiler fuel.
TENERA PALM KERNEL SHELL
While the type of palm oil Tenera itself is the result of a cross between the Dura and Psifera species. Therefore, there is no doubt that Tenera’s oil palm fruit is relatively better. However, the palm kernel shell has a thickness of approximately 0.5-4 mm and has a thick fiber covering it. In addition, this type also has thick fruit flesh, so it can produce large amounts of oil.