Our group of graduating students in the Bachelor of Chemical Process Engineering (CPE) won the Best Final Year Design Award. The award is organised by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Palm Oil Processing Special Interest Group (POPSIG). The award ceremony is organised at Monash University Malaysia on June 17th 2019.

The winning entry was based on the team’s Final Year Plant Design (Capstone) Project. The team proposed a new technology for palm oil processing using subcritical water hydrolysis and supercritical methanol treatment process, entitled “Production of Biodiesel using Subcritical Water and Supercritical Methanol Treatment”. Consisting of 5 members; Agasthya Alwi A/L Mohanan, Janet Anne, Noor Aniszan binti Nazaruddin, Nur ‘Amirah binti Husaini, Nur Syafinaz binti Zaizul Akmar, the team was supervised by Dr Nurfatehah Wahyuny binti Che Jusoh and Dr Norhuda binti Abdul Manan.