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Overview on economics and technology development of rubber seed utilisation in Southeast Asia

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Mook Tzeng Lim


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This paper overviewed the potential of rubber seed biomass for its various applications and processing technologies. The rubber seed availability and supply are studied and focused on Southeast Asia region. Technologies with rubber seed and rubber seed oil processing are reviewed. Challenges over rubber seed utilisation, e.g. rubber seed biomass availability, labour issue, etc., are raised and discussed. Future developments of rubber seed utilisation, in term of its management trends and supply solutions, are proposed. Rubber seed is gaining attractions for its vast practical applications, as a result of the expansion of rubber industry.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Ng WPQ, Lim MT, Mohamad SM, Lam HL, Yusup S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

Year: 2013

Volume: 16

Issue: 3

Pages: 429-453

Print publication date: 21/08/2013

ISSN (print): 1618-954X

ISSN (electronic): 1618-9558

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s10098-013-0667-6


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