Sustainable bio-economy that delivers the environment-food-energy-water nexus objectives:

the current status in Malaysia

W.A. Wan Ab Karim Ghani, M.A.M. Salleh, S.N. Adam, H.Z. Mohd Shafri, S.N. Shaharum, K.L. Lim, N.J. Rubinsin, H.L. Lam, Azhan Hasan, Sheila Samsatli, Fred Tapia, R. Khezri, Ida Fahani Md Jaye, E. Martinez-Hernandez

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Biomass is a promising resource in Malaysia for energy, fuels, and high value-added products. However, regards to biomass value chains, the numerous restrictions and challenges related to the economic and environmental features must be considered. The major concerns regarding the enlargement of biomass plantation is that it requires large amounts of land and environmental resources such as water and soil that arises the danger of creating severe damages to the ecosystem (e.g. deforestation, water pollution, soil depletion etc.). Regarded concerns can be diminished when all aspects associated with palm biomass conversion and utilization linked with environment, food, energy and water (EFEW) nexus to meet the standard requirement and to consider the potential impact on the nexus as a whole. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the detail interactions between all the components in the nexus once intended to look for the best solution to exploit the great potential of biomass. This paper offers an overview regarding the present potential biomass availability for energy production, technology readiness, feasibility study on the techno-economic analyses of the biomass utilization and the impact of this nexus on value chains. The agro-biomass resources potential and land suitability for different crops has been overviewed using satellite imageries and the outcomes of the nexus interactions should be incorporated in developmental policies on biomass. The paper finally discussed an insight of digitization of the agriculture industry as future strategy to modernize agriculture in Malaysia. Hence, this paper provides holistic overview of biomass competitiveness for sustainable bio-economy in Malaysia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-186
Number of pages20
JournalTransactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Part C: Food and Bioproducts Processing
Volume118
Early online date17 Sep 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • Biomass
  • Biomass supply chains
  • Biomass value chains
  • Food–energy–water (FEW) nexus
  • Optimization
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

Cite this

Sustainable bio-economy that delivers the environment-food-energy-water nexus objectives: the current status in Malaysia. / Wan Ab Karim Ghani, W.A.; Salleh, M.A.M.; Adam, S.N.; Mohd Shafri, H.Z. ; Shaharum, S.N.; Lim, K.L.; Rubinsin, N.J.; Lam, H.L.; Hasan, Azhan; Samsatli, Sheila; Tapia, Fred; Khezri, R.; Jaye, Ida Fahani Md; Martinez-Hernandez, E.

In: Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Part C: Food and Bioproducts Processing, Vol. 118, 01.11.2019, p. 167-186.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wan Ab Karim Ghani, WA, Salleh, MAM, Adam, SN, Mohd Shafri, HZ, Shaharum, SN, Lim, KL, Rubinsin, NJ, Lam, HL, Hasan, A, Samsatli, S, Tapia, F, Khezri, R, Jaye, IFM & Martinez-Hernandez, E 2019, 'Sustainable bio-economy that delivers the environment-food-energy-water nexus objectives: the current status in Malaysia', Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Part C: Food and Bioproducts Processing, vol. 118, pp. 167-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fbp.2019.09.002
Wan Ab Karim Ghani, W.A. ; Salleh, M.A.M. ; Adam, S.N. ; Mohd Shafri, H.Z. ; Shaharum, S.N. ; Lim, K.L. ; Rubinsin, N.J. ; Lam, H.L. ; Hasan, Azhan ; Samsatli, Sheila ; Tapia, Fred ; Khezri, R. ; Jaye, Ida Fahani Md ; Martinez-Hernandez, E. / Sustainable bio-economy that delivers the environment-food-energy-water nexus objectives: the current status in Malaysia. In: Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Part C: Food and Bioproducts Processing. 2019 ; Vol. 118. pp. 167-186.
@article{a093451713304e2cba8205569e8fa7c2,
title = "Sustainable bio-economy that delivers the environment-food-energy-water nexus objectives:: the current status in Malaysia",
abstract = "Biomass is a promising resource in Malaysia for energy, fuels, and high value-added products. However, regards to biomass value chains, the numerous restrictions and challenges related to the economic and environmental features must be considered. The major concerns regarding the enlargement of biomass plantation is that it requires large amounts of land and environmental resources such as water and soil that arises the danger of creating severe damages to the ecosystem (e.g. deforestation, water pollution, soil depletion etc.). Regarded concerns can be diminished when all aspects associated with palm biomass conversion and utilization linked with environment, food, energy and water (EFEW) nexus to meet the standard requirement and to consider the potential impact on the nexus as a whole. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the detail interactions between all the components in the nexus once intended to look for the best solution to exploit the great potential of biomass. This paper offers an overview regarding the present potential biomass availability for energy production, technology readiness, feasibility study on the techno-economic analyses of the biomass utilization and the impact of this nexus on value chains. The agro-biomass resources potential and land suitability for different crops has been overviewed using satellite imageries and the outcomes of the nexus interactions should be incorporated in developmental policies on biomass. The paper finally discussed an insight of digitization of the agriculture industry as future strategy to modernize agriculture in Malaysia. Hence, this paper provides holistic overview of biomass competitiveness for sustainable bio-economy in Malaysia.",
keywords = "Biomass, Biomass supply chains, Biomass value chains, Food–energy–water (FEW) nexus, Optimization, Sustainability",
author = "{Wan Ab Karim Ghani}, W.A. and M.A.M. Salleh and S.N. Adam and {Mohd Shafri}, H.Z. and S.N. Shaharum and K.L. Lim and N.J. Rubinsin and H.L. Lam and Azhan Hasan and Sheila Samsatli and Fred Tapia and R. Khezri and Jaye, {Ida Fahani Md} and E. Martinez-Hernandez",
year = "2019",
month = "9",
day = "17",
doi = "10.1016/j.fbp.2019.09.002",
language = "English",
volume = "118",
pages = "167--186",
journal = "Food and Bioproducts Processing",
issn = "0960-3085",
publisher = "Institution of Chemical Engineers",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Sustainable bio-economy that delivers the environment-food-energy-water nexus objectives:

T2 - the current status in Malaysia

AU - Wan Ab Karim Ghani, W.A.

AU - Salleh, M.A.M.

AU - Adam, S.N.

AU - Mohd Shafri, H.Z.

AU - Shaharum, S.N.

AU - Lim, K.L.

AU - Rubinsin, N.J.

AU - Lam, H.L.

AU - Hasan, Azhan

AU - Samsatli, Sheila

AU - Tapia, Fred

AU - Khezri, R.

AU - Jaye, Ida Fahani Md

AU - Martinez-Hernandez, E.

PY - 2019/9/17

Y1 - 2019/9/17

N2 - Biomass is a promising resource in Malaysia for energy, fuels, and high value-added products. However, regards to biomass value chains, the numerous restrictions and challenges related to the economic and environmental features must be considered. The major concerns regarding the enlargement of biomass plantation is that it requires large amounts of land and environmental resources such as water and soil that arises the danger of creating severe damages to the ecosystem (e.g. deforestation, water pollution, soil depletion etc.). Regarded concerns can be diminished when all aspects associated with palm biomass conversion and utilization linked with environment, food, energy and water (EFEW) nexus to meet the standard requirement and to consider the potential impact on the nexus as a whole. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the detail interactions between all the components in the nexus once intended to look for the best solution to exploit the great potential of biomass. This paper offers an overview regarding the present potential biomass availability for energy production, technology readiness, feasibility study on the techno-economic analyses of the biomass utilization and the impact of this nexus on value chains. The agro-biomass resources potential and land suitability for different crops has been overviewed using satellite imageries and the outcomes of the nexus interactions should be incorporated in developmental policies on biomass. The paper finally discussed an insight of digitization of the agriculture industry as future strategy to modernize agriculture in Malaysia. Hence, this paper provides holistic overview of biomass competitiveness for sustainable bio-economy in Malaysia.

AB - Biomass is a promising resource in Malaysia for energy, fuels, and high value-added products. However, regards to biomass value chains, the numerous restrictions and challenges related to the economic and environmental features must be considered. The major concerns regarding the enlargement of biomass plantation is that it requires large amounts of land and environmental resources such as water and soil that arises the danger of creating severe damages to the ecosystem (e.g. deforestation, water pollution, soil depletion etc.). Regarded concerns can be diminished when all aspects associated with palm biomass conversion and utilization linked with environment, food, energy and water (EFEW) nexus to meet the standard requirement and to consider the potential impact on the nexus as a whole. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the detail interactions between all the components in the nexus once intended to look for the best solution to exploit the great potential of biomass. This paper offers an overview regarding the present potential biomass availability for energy production, technology readiness, feasibility study on the techno-economic analyses of the biomass utilization and the impact of this nexus on value chains. The agro-biomass resources potential and land suitability for different crops has been overviewed using satellite imageries and the outcomes of the nexus interactions should be incorporated in developmental policies on biomass. The paper finally discussed an insight of digitization of the agriculture industry as future strategy to modernize agriculture in Malaysia. Hence, this paper provides holistic overview of biomass competitiveness for sustainable bio-economy in Malaysia.

KW - Biomass

KW - Biomass supply chains

KW - Biomass value chains

KW - Food–energy–water (FEW) nexus

KW - Optimization

KW - Sustainability

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85072886513&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.fbp.2019.09.002

DO - 10.1016/j.fbp.2019.09.002

M3 - Article

VL - 118

SP - 167

EP - 186

JO - Food and Bioproducts Processing

JF - Food and Bioproducts Processing

SN - 0960-3085

ER -