Promotion of a green economy with the palm oil industry for biodiversity conservation: A touchstone toward a sustainable bioindustry

Kenji Sakai, Mohd Ali Hassan, Charles Santhanaraju Vairappan, Yoshihito Shirai

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Abstract

Palm oil is a representative and important biomass, not only as the most edible vegetable oil consumed worldwide, but also as a material for chemicals and biofuels. Despite the potential sustainability of the palm oil industry, it has conventionally emitted excess greenhouse gases, waste materials, and wastewater, brought land use change, thus affecting the natural environment. Therefore, the successful development of a sustainable palm oil industry is a touchstone for promoting the bioeconomy. Here, we first review the concept of the bioeconomy and the positive and negative aspects of the palm oil industry. Then, we consider solutions for introducing a green economy into the palm oil industry, such that it may coexist with biodiversity and environmental conservation toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-424
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Volume133
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2022
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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