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Waste Management

Approach to Waste Management: Research Institute of Bio-Coke

Bio-coke is an environment-friendly biomass fuel that can be made from almost any photosynthetic plant, including what had been considered waste materials, such as used tea leaves and coffee grounds. An effective form of waste management, bio-coke is also seen as a way to counter the over-reliance on fossil fuels and the risks associated with fluctuations in fossil fuel import prices. Someday, bio-coke might replace the coal that industries currently use as a solid fuel for smelting iron, leading to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions.

This institute is working to bring bio-coke to commercial production for use around the world and recently began a project in Malaysia to make bio-coke from palm tree scraps.