MPOB Technology No. 27 : Modelling Carbon Sequestration and Emissions Related to Oil Palm

MPOB Technology No. 27 : Modelling Carbon Sequestration and Emissions Related to Oil Palm

The MPOB Technology series contains technical articles on specific aspects of the compoaition, properties, processing, refining, and end-uses of palm oil. It also covers oil palm technology

This report attempts perhaps the first comprehensive accounting of carbon sequestration and emission associated with the establishment and cultivation of oil palm in Malaysia and with the initial processing of its products. The study examines carbon exchanges over the final two decades of the last century, i.e. 1981 to 2000. Effects on carbon balance of land conversion associated with the expansion of oil palm planted area are included in the analysis. For determining the changes, use has been made of official statistics on areas and production, while modelling techniques have been employed to derive estimates of those variables for which direct information is lacking. Alternative scenarios are compared. Uncertainties in available data and assumptions used in the modelling are highlighted and areas requiring improved data access or collection are identified.

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  • Publisher : Malaysian Palm Oil Board
  • Location : MPOB Technology
  • Publication Year: 2004
    Authors: MPOB
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    Category: Soft cover
    Dimensions (L x W x H): 18.00  x  0.40  x  25.00
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Tags: TECHNICAL REPORTS MPOB PUBLICATIONS OIL PALM-Production FFB YIELDS CARBON EXCHANGE OIL PALM-Cultivation PALM OIL & OIL PALM INDUSTRY-Malaysia