Crude Palm Oil
Crude Palm Oil (CPO) is used in many food and personal care products as well as for fuel. The oil is extracted from the mesocarp of the palm fruit to be screened and clarified. The resulting CPO is then processed in refineries into edible oils such as cooking oil and margarine, oleo chemicals for detergents and lubricants, biodiesel, and lauric acids for cosmetics and soaps.
Crude Palm Kernel Oil
Used in food products such as non-dairy creams and ice creams, Crude Palm Kernel Oil (CPKO) is produced from the kernel of the palm fruit. After the mesocarp is extracted, the kernel is cracked, deshelled, and crushed to produce CPKO, which is then refined into the end product.
Palm Kernel Expeller
Similar to CPKO, Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE) is produced from the kernel of the palm fruit. PKE is mainly used in animal feed.
Palm Kernel Shell
Palm Kernel Shell is widely used as biofuel. The shell is separated when the kernel is cracked and deshelled to be processed into CPKO and PKE.