What Is Palm Kernel Shell?

Biomass residue from palm oil industries are attractive renewable energy fuel in Southeast Asia. The abundance of these biomass resources is increasing with the fast development of palm oil industries in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. In the Palm Oil value chain there is an overall surplus of by-products and the utilisation rate of these by-products is low.

What Is Palm Kernel Shell?

Biomass residue from palm oil industries are attractive renewable energy fuel in Southeast Asia. The abundance of these biomass resources is increasing with the fast development of palm oil industries in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. In the Palm Oil value chain there is an overall surplus of by-products and the utilisation rate of these by-products is low.

Palm kernel shells (or PKS) are the shell fractions left after the nut has been removed after crushing in the palm oil mill. Palm kernel shells are a fibrous material and can be easily handled in bulk directly from the product line to the end use. Large and small shell fractions are mixed with dust-like fractions and small fibres.

Palm Kernel Shell (PKS) is a waste product of the palm oil industry, which has been effectively used as one of the best alternative energy sources, even in various power generation industries used as a mixture or co-firing of boiler that using fossil fuels, to reduce emissions. Palm Kernel Shell is as a bio-fuel is more better than the other bio-fuel sources because relatively have high calorific value 4,300 Kcal/Kg

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.

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