Project Title From Waste to Wealth: Bioconversion of Oil Palm Waste With Black Soldier Fly Larvae, Hermetia Illucens L.
Project Category Innovation
Abstract Mill operation of oil palm activities produces tons of waste products such as palm oil kernel, empty fruit bunches (EFB), palm oil mill effluent (POME) and palm pressed fiber (PPF). Currently, the waste product is return to the field as mulching material and recycles as fuel resources in oil palm mill and disposed as waste slurry product where the decomposition process by microorganism such as bacteria and fungi is taken place in the field. However, these practices are not environmentally friendly and therefore it require different solution which gives economics benefits and reduces environmental problems. Moreover, black soldier fly larvae offer great opportunities as bioconversion agent in decomposition of organic wastes derived from palm oil mill operation. The objective of this innovation is to determine the effectiveness of black soldier fly larvae in enhancing the bioconversion of oil palm wastes especially treated POME, EFB, PPF and food wastes as control. The effectiveness of black soldier fly larvae as bioconversion agent for each treatment is measured by evaluating analysis of variance (ANOVA) and significant differences on BSFL dry weight and conversion ratio. The potential for commercialization of bioconversion using black soldier fly is guaranteed as it offers sustainable management of waste product through reduction of oil palm wastes by offering economics opportunities in fisheries and hatcheries industry to reduce feedlot cost for the producer and at the same time increases the sustainability production for both industries by reduces environmental problems arise due to accumulation in disposal of oil palm waste in the ecosystem.
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2017-09-27


Staff Status
Yahutazi Bin Chik Leader
Suffina binti Long Member
Wan Abdul Rahim Wan Ahmad Member


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Invention, Innovation & Design (IID) and Sarawak Invention, Innovation & Design (SIIDEx) Pre Selection 2017 2017-07-24 Campus Participation Dewan Jubli, UiTM Cawangan Sarawak