• Organic hydroponics, water treatment, duckweed

Microbes and plants which purifies organic waste water reforms the palm plantation industry.



“We want to create a stir in the present plantation agriculture that is built on large amounts of waste water and waste products.”


In the palm industry, environmental pollution, caused by the disposal of waste fluids and waste products after the oil extraction process in factories, is becoming a big social problem. Based on this, we are aiming to establish a sustainable palm plantation agriculture system which purifies waste fluids by using the power of microbes and aquatic plants.
The setting for this is in Indonesia and Malaysia where even with the increasing demand worldwide, are producing more than 80% of the world’s palm oil. Therefore, we established a wastewater treatment system that uses microbes to decrease the BOD in the waste fluids and duckweeds to remove nutrient sources. The value of this project is not all in purifying the waste fluid. It also has economic merits at the same time, by converting the harvested duckweeds into biomass and using it as fermentation materials or forage materials.

※BOD:Biochemical oxygen demand. Often used as an indicator of the degree of organic pollution of water.

Background issues

    Malaysia and Indonesia located in the tropics produce 80% of the world's palm oil supply, and have large scale plantations of oil palms spreading across the vast lands. At the palm oil mill, a large amount of organic wastewater is discharged daily in the palm oil production process. In some cases, the treatment of the organic wastewater is insufficient and it exacerbates the surrounding ecological environment.

Our technologies

  • Technology of water treatment using aerobic bacteria
  • Technology of organic hydroponics
  • Technology of duckweed cultivation using organic wastewater

Current status

  • The product is being sold in some countries.
  • The project to incorporate our products and technologies into the process of large-scale plantation is ongoing.

Locations

Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan

Related entities

partner

Abedon Oil Mill Sdn. Bhd.

MessagePICK UP PERSON

  • Noriaki Kawai

    When I went to the palm plantation for the first time, I was very surprised by the smell around the wastewater pond. And at the same time, I felt strongly that I could do something to solve the problem. I would like to contribute to the improvement of the current plantation agriculture which uses large quantities of pesticides and fertilizers and discharges a lot of waste materials and water.

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