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Unimas to introduce bio-fuel extracted from sago waste

on 18 November 2011.


KOTA SAMARAHAN: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) will be introducing bio-fuel extracted from sago waste the first of its kind  through its Sago Research Centre.

The research was started 10 years ago by a group comprising several Unimas students and lecturers, and experts from Japan.

Based on the research, the sago waste is commercialised to produce bio-fuel which is the basic ingredient for making furniture, agronomy and textile, said Unimas vice chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Khairuddin Abdul Hamid.

“Unimas has conducted a study on overall sago usage at the pioneer plant which started last year. This project is the
result of the RM11 million allocation given by Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry and we expect to officially open the plant to the public as well as an exhibition next month,” said Khairuddin at the launching of a librarian seminar yesterday.

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ONE FOR THE ALBUM: Margaret (seated second left) and Khairuddin (seated fourth left) with seminar participants.


Meanwhile, Unimas is having talks with Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Salcra) to produce bio-diesel and organic fertiliser from oil palm wastes.

“We will use a factory owned by Salcra at Bau as our research centre by taking waste material from the oil palm plantation, and we will be the first to produce bio-diesel from oil palm wastes,” he said.

The project is expected to commence mid next year and costs is expected to reach
RM7 million.

He added that both projects were Unimas’ efforts to create something beneficial to the society.

“Innovation is not just about creating something high-tech but also includes creating something beneficial to the society. Therefore, Unimas always thinks up ideas that can benefit the society overall.”

This is the first time that Unimas Centre for Academic Information Service (Cais) is holding the seminar which is now themed ‘Librarian Innovation Towards Graduate Excellence’.

According to its head librarian Margaret Simeng, the seminar was previously known as the Librarian Forum.

“Rapid knowledge and technological advancement requires librarians and information managers to prepare themselves with knowledge and skills in transforming towards innovation and creativity to strengthen the delivery system of a library or information centre,” she said.

During the two-day seminar which ends today, 11 working papers will be presented by professionals from various institutions.

Also present at the launching was seminar chairperson Korina Ibrahim.

Extracted from theborneopost.

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