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This year, Engineers Australia is proud to turn 100!
We celebrated our birthday on 1 August, 2019.
This year is not only about our organisation – it is a celebration of engineers who have been at the forefront of technological innovation for the past 100 years, and a chance to look forward into the next century.
Malaysia is the second largest producer of palm oil in the world with more than 100 million tonnes of oil palm fresh fruit bunches being processed annually. From this amount, only 24% is crude palm oil and the rest are mainly lignocellulosic biomass. Other than biomass, palm oil industry has a valuable untapped resource which is excess steam, generated from boiler fueled with oil palm biomass (OPB). These two resources are the key resources in cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) production as the mechanically processed CNF requires high energy for its production. CNF is a type of nanocellulose, which is an emerging nanomaterial with high acceptance rate worldwide due to its renewability, sustainability, biodegradability and superior mechanical properties. Vast research has been done to overcome the high energy consumption during CNF production, and it has been a hot topic discussed among the researchers and CNF producers globally.
Recently awarded 2019 Young Professional Engineer of the Year – Victoria, electrical engineer Ruby Heard demonstrates not only the long-lasting impacts of engineering on society, but also how effective energy delivery can empower communities.
It all started with the Centenary Cocktail Reception back in May, to celebrate 100 years of Engineers Australia. Since that momentous occasion, the engagement with the members and industry in Hong Kong has continued to grow.