What Is Palm Kernel Shell?
Palm Kernel Shell (PKS) – royalagro.co.id – Palm Kernel Shell is often also called palm shell is a hard part contained in the palm fruit that serves to protect kernel of the palm fruit. Almost the same as coconut shell that we often encountered every day. In a article bioenergyconsult.com PKS is biomass residue from palm oil industries is attractive renewable energy fuel in Southeast Asia.
Availability of Palm Kernel Shell
Indonesia is one of the largest palm oil producing countries in the world. The spread of palms is almost all over the country. Farming communities gradually began to migrate to oil palms. The rapid development of palm by itself also affects the development of palm kernel shell. Increasing the processing of palm, the higher palm kernel shell is produced. For the palm oil processing industry itself, palm kernel shell is a added value for them. Because the palm kernel shell is by product of industrial, they can use for the needs of their energy sources. It used to be that they had to supply coal from other parties for fuel, now could use their own waste so that the cost of production could be suppressed. In addition, palm kernel shell also has economic value, because PKS can also be sold, so the income of the company also increased.
Benefit of Palm Kernel Shell in Industries
Currently, Industries are beginning to moving from coal to palm kernel shell as fuel. There are several reasons why they choose it for fuel:
1. Cost Saving
The price of PKS is cheaper than coal and other sources for fuel so that can be suppressed the cost production
2. Reduce air pollution
The use of palm shells is more environmentally friendly. Because the carbon sulfur content contained in palm oil is relatively low. So in the process of burning less pollution than coal.
3. Renewable resources
PKS is a by-product of the oil industry so that can be renewed. After that, it is available in many parts of Southeast Asia
Based on the above considerations, the industry is increasingly convinced to use palm shells as an energy source. The availability of palm kernel shell from Indonesia is so abundant that it can supply continuously to various countries. The islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan are the main contributors to palm kernel shell.
Our company one of exporter Palm Kernel Shell with high quality. We can supply from Riau in Sumatra Island. We provide the activity to visit stockpile before. Palm Kernel Shell that we produce through the screening process to minimize foreign matter and keep moisture it.