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IWK100/2 Bioresource as Industrial Raw Materials

Course Details

  • Credit: 2
  • Semester: 1
  • Prerequisite: none


This course introduces students to various types of lignocellulose materials. Main resources of raw materials from the forest and agricultural wastes will be discussed. Benefits to economy, national and international trade will also be discussed. The potential of lignocellulose as a source of energy will be introduced. Emphasis is also given on the resources from the non-wood, such as oil palm, bamboo, rattan, and other types of the lignocellulose fibres, as raw materials for pulp and paper, biocomposites (thermoplastic, thermoset and elastomer), and others applications. Various types of products and the importance of raw materials for products application derived from the bioresources will be highlighted.


School of Industrial Technology, Building G07, Persiaran Sains, Universiti Sains Malaysia 11800 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Tel: +604 653 2219 | Fax: +604-653 6375 | Email: dean_ind@usm.my

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