EFB are recycled via a bio-composting method to produce microbes-enriched bio-compost that functions as an excellent soil conditioner and bio-control to protect against soil borne pathogens. TDM is committed to managing our waste materials in the most economic and environmentally friendly manner.
The Group owns and operates two bio-composting plants in Kemaman and Sungai Tong with a combined capacity to produce 39,000 tonnes of bio-organic fertiliser (BOF) per annum. EFB is shredded and processed as BOF. The two mills also burn fibre and shells from EFB in the boilers to generate electricity for the mills.
The leachate water which forms as a by-product of the EFB recycling is recycled back into the composting system. We use up to 95% of our EFB as part of the bio-organic fertiliser production.