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​​Centre for​ Biofuel and Biochemical Research​


Overview & Aspiration

A variety of fuels can be produced from biomass resources including liquid fuels, such as, ethanol, methanol, biodiesel and gasoline, and gaseous fuels, such as hydrogen and methane. Biofuels are primarily used on fuel vehicles, but can also fuel engines or in fuel cells for electricity generation. Through thermo chemical conversion research, the Centre is developing technologies to convert biomass such as trees, grass and other materials to fuels and materials. These biofuels will reduce the nation's dependence on fossil fuel, improve air quality and support rural economies.


  • Set up alliances with other biomass researchers and centres.
  • Establish collaborative research programmes with Industry.
  • Organise specialised seminars and short courses in the area of biomass utilisation.
  • Actively participate in international conferences, and publish papers and books.
  • Contribute towards creating a scientific journal dedicated to Green Technology in Asia.

Facilities & Lab Equipment

  • Microwave biomass pyrolyser
  • Fluidised bed type bio-oil bench scale reactor
  • Drop-type biomass pyrolyser
  • Biomass torrefaction reactor
  • Membrane BDF reactor
  • Membrane setup for hydrogen separation
  • CHN analyzer (Perkin Elmer, 2400)
  • Gas chromatograph (Shimadzu, GC-2014)
  • Gas chromatograph (Shimadzu, GC-8A)
  • Muffle furnace (Wise Therm)
  • Drying oven (Memmert, 100-800)
  • Refrigerator (Toshiba, GR-R39MD)
  • Weighing balance (Shimadzu, AUW 120) (AND, GR-200)
  • Digital water bath (WiseBath, WB-11)
  • Ultra sonic cleaner (Hwashin, Power Sonic 405)
  • Magnetic stirrer and heater (IKA, C-MAG HS 7) (WiseStir, MSH-20D)



​Head, Centre for Biofuel and Biochemical Research (CBBR)
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Bandar Seri lskandar
32610 Tronoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.

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