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MPOB seminar to unveil new technologies for palm oil industry players on June 14

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Datuk Dr Choo Yuen May

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) is organising a Transfer of Technology (TOT) seminar at its head office in Bangi on June 14.

In a statement here yesterday, it said the seminar would unveil new technologies for the palm oil industry and Malaysian entrepreneurs.

MPOB’s research and development generated new technologies for adoption and commercialisation each year.

The 18th edition of the seminar would be officiated by Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok.

“The 27 new technologies and 15 technology-related services, which will be launched at this year’s seminar, is primed to boost productivity of the palm oil industry and generate revenue through various commercialisation ventures,” said MPOB director general Datuk Dr Choo Yuen May.

“The seminar provides a forum for business matching engagements and sharing of knowledge and experience in adoption and commercialisation of new technologies involving MPOB’s researchers, industry members and entrepreneurs.

“Apart from the launch of new technologies and services, the seminar also serves as an important platform for MPOB to launch new products and services, and announce collaboration in developing and commercialising technologies,” she said.

To date, a total of 500 technologies and 106 types of services were developed, of which 154 or 30.8 per cent were commercialised.

Among the commercialised products developed by MPOB included oil palm planting materials, medium density fibre board, palm-based printing ink, red palm oil, goat’s milk soap, aluminium harvesting pole, and various personal care products.

The target segment for the seminar included entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises, planters, agriculturists, venture capitalists, engineering professionals, research and development personnel, chemists, manufacturers and palm oil industry personnel.

Choo said, “We believe the TOT seminar is one of the most important events for Malaysian entrepreneurs wishing to commercialise palm-based technologies.

“With years of continued development and improvements, the seminar has become one of the most influential palm oil technological exhibitions.” The seminar also provided an opportunity for networking with the inventors and incorporated a technological showcase featuring the new technologies and services.

For details on registration and enquiries, go to www.mpob.gov.my. —Bernama