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Palm oil was first introduced in Malaysia in the 1870s and now accounts for 39% of world production & 44% of world exports. Since 1960, planted areas have increased at a rapid pace – 49 million hectares of land in Malaysia are under oil palm cultivation. This is equivalent to 79 million football pitches! Yes, you read that right, 79,000,000!
Being one of the biggest producers and exporters of palm oil and palm oil products, Malaysia has an important role to play in fulfilling the growing global energy need –sustainably.
How does palm oil translate to energy, and generate power? Here’s a simple explanation!