Palm Kernel Shells (PKS)

Palm kernel shells (PKS) are the hard outer shells of the palm kernel fruits that are left as a by-product after the extraction of palm oil. 

PKS is a high-density material that is rich in carbon and can be used in various applications such as fuel for biomass boilers, charcoal production, and as a raw material for the production of activated carbon.

Using palm kernel shells to cofire with other solid fuels such as wood chips and coal has been successful thanks to their uniform size distribution, scalability, easy handling and applicability with existing logistic set ups.

15 - 16 Gj/MT

Net Calorific Value (NCV)

>3,5 %

Ash

15 %

Total Moisture

15 - 16 Gj/MT

Net Calorific Value (NCV)

>3,5 %

Ash

15 %

Total Moisture

  • Origin

    The origin of PKS is South East Asian and West African countries. Indonesia and Malaysia are major sources of PKS for biomass, with the countries’ ample palm oil industry producing significant quantities of this biomass residue. These countries are closely followed by Ivory Coast and Ghana which are also large producer of palm kernel shells.

  • Availability
    Availability

    The scalability of PKS for biomass is one of the products key advantages, as the palm oil production only in Indonesia and Malaysia generates around 6.5 million metric tons of PKS annually.

  • Sustainability
    Sustainability

    At CM Biomass, sustainability is a non-negotiable priority and an integral part of our operations. Over 95% of the biomass we supply originates from residue streams, including sawmills, vegetable oil production, and deshelling processes. By utilizing these waste and residue materials, we not only add value by repurposing them but also provide support in l...

Facts about our Biomass Product

15 - 16 Gj/MT

Net Calorific Value (NCV)

>3,5 %

Ash

15 %

Total Moisture

1200 °C

Ash Deformation Temperature (C)

520 - 620 kg/m³

Bulk Density

Sustainability is our
License to Operate

We believe that driving sustainability and documenting the industry’s high standards are key to the successful development of the biomass sector. At CM Biomass, we are on a journey to decarbonize energy-intensive companies all over the world.

We understand that transparency in our supply chains is essential for maintaining credibility and public support. That is why we have positioned ourselves as frontrunners in biomass practices since our foundation.

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Copenhagen / Denmark
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Copenhagen / Denmark
+45 3996 5330

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