Track: Renewable Energy
Bamboo is considered as one of the new emerging materials which possess a great economic potential and environmentally conscious. This study utilize bamboo as an alternative resource for power generation to reduce the greenhouse gas emission (GHG). The project aims to (1) analyse the characteristics of bamboo feedstock as potential biomass energy; (2) evaluate the performance of biomass bamboo APL Power Pallet in term of electricity power output; (3) identify optimal operation of biomass bamboo from APL Power Pallet using Design of Experiment (DOE). Physicochemical characterization is adopted to study the behavorial of bamboo resource by performing the proximate analysis, ultimate analysis and chemical composition. The data is then analyse using comparative analysis. Physical experiment is conducted using APL Power Pallet with installed gasification system. Design of Experiment (DOE) employ 23 full factorial experiment design in two levels (high/low) to study the significant factors effecting the power output where the effecting parameters are bamboo types, moisture content and feedstock size. Thus, statistical analysis is carried out using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) constructed in Minitab 19 software. Regression model is performed to predict the optimal setting of the operations. Therefore, the expected result for DOE experiment is to find the significant factors that affecting the output of electrical energy from APL Power Pallet using biomass bamboo. The result of this study is expected to contribute in future research of bamboo as potential renewable energy on the development of large-scale biomass bamboo power plant in Malaysia.