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​​Green Technology
Overview & Aspiration

The Green Technology MOR focuses on sustainable technologies to reduce environmental issues related to emission of green house gasses, water contamination, chemicals, toxic waste and heavy metals management. The research directions are towards supporting the following themes: waste to wealth, clean technology and cost effective solutions. There are two research centres under these Mission Oriented Research (MOR). These are the Centre for Biofuel and Biochemical Research (CBBR) and PETRONAS Ionic Liquid Centre (PILC).

Focus Areas​
Bio-fuel & Bio-chemical:
onversion of biomass to solid, liquid & gas fuels & biochemical products.



Ionic Liquid:

Development of new potential ionic liquid to support oil & gas industries.

Green Process System Engineering:
Green process modeling, simulation, integration and optimisation to enhance efficiency of material and energy management in green processes.

Development of novel, sustainable and competitive technologies to reduce the environmental pollution and green house impact.

Current and Recent Projects
  • Fatty acid alkyl ester from ceiba pentandra, using microwave assisted technique
  • Development of Agro-based activated carbon and modified carbon nanotubes
  • (CNTs) for CO2 Capture
  • Prototype development of integrated biodiesel blending system for mixtures of rubbers seed oil and crude palm oil
  • Conversion of waste polyethylene and lignocellosic materials to syngas using catalytic gasification process
  • Conversion of paddy husk into silica ash, bio-gasoline, bio-char syngas using high temperature microwave heating
  • Synthesis, characterization and rheological study of novel biodegradable drilling polyol esters of jatropha
  • Exploration of novel feedstock for the production of biodiesel
  • Development of biomass catalytic gasification systems for sustainable biohydrogen production
  • Development of graphitic nanofibre and carbon nanotubes for hydrogen storage
  • Thermodynamics of phase and chemical equilibria in transesterification of triolein to methyl oleate
  • Investigation of the kinetics of carbon dioxide adsorption on amine_functionalised MCM-41
  • Synthesis and characterisation on novel ionic liquids for toxic metals ions extraction 

Facilities & Lab Equipment
Research Facilities

Analytical Instruments:
  • DR-5000 Spectrophotometer
  • HPLC
  • GC-MS
  • CHNS Elemental Analyser
  • AAS
  • Analytical Mill
  • Powder Characteristics Tester
  • Thermo Gravimetric Analyser (TGA)
  • Cold Filter Plugging Point (CFPP)
  • Pour & Cloud Point Analyser (CPP)
  • Liquid Stability Analyser
  • Water Content Analyser
  • Density Meter
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry
Process Synthesis:
  • High Throughput Micro-Reactors System
  • Bench scale ICA catalytic gasification system
  • Hydrocracker
  • Solubility unit
  • Rheometer
  • Tube furnace
  • Rotary furnace
  • Chamber furnace 
 Modeling and Simulation:
  • FLUENT and ANSYS Software
  • GAMS Software
  • MATLAB Software
  • Minitab Software
  • iCON Software
Assoc Prof. Dr. Anita Bt Ramli
Director, Green Technology (GT MOR) 
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)
32610 Seri Iskandar,
Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia 
Contact Info:
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