Experimental investigation on pineapple leaf fiber as biomass source for renewable energy application

N. Abdullah, J. Jamiluddin, F. Y. Hagos, N. S.N. Azmi*

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Depletion of fossil fuel reserves along with major environmental impacts needs the government and authorities to emphasis on renewable energy resources. Biomass from plantation waste is among the significant resource for renewable energy. Hence, this research was carried out with the primary objective is to evaluate the potential of pineapple leaf fiber (PALF) as an alternative for current biomass resources which are oil palm empty fruit bunch (OPEFB) and rice husk (RH). The PALF was obtained from pineapple leaf waste by using hand scrapping technique. Then the characterization process was conducted on the PALF used in the present study to investigate its cellulose contents. Five samples were tested for calorimetric value by using the calorimetric thermometer and bomb cylinder. The calorimetric value test shows that the PALF has a calorimetric average value of 16.93 MJ/Kg. Therefore, the finding reveals that the PALF has high potential as an alternative for current biomass resources for renewable energy application. The utilization of PALF with higher cellulose content compared with the present study expected capable of providing higher calorimetric value result in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012059
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 5 2020
Event5th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research 2019, ICMER 2019 - Kuantan, Malaysia
Duration: Jul 30 2019Jul 31 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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