1) Reduce waste in the palm oil industry
Oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) is a byproduct of the oil palm industry that can be used as a substrate for mushroom cultivation. Its utilisation helps to reduce waste in the industry and promotes sustainable practices
2) Economically Advantageous
The use of EFB as a substrate for mushroom cultivation is also economically advantageous. Since EFB is abundant and readily available in palm oil mills, its use as a substrate can potentially reduce production costs for mushroom growers. The technology can also improve the profitability of palm oil mills by creating a new revenue stream from the sale of EFB for mushroom cultivation.
3) Waste-to-Wealth approach
The mushrooms grow on the substrate, utilizing the nutrients in the mixture to develop strong, healthy fruit bodies with improved yield and nutritional properties. This technology has the potential to reduce production costs and improve profit margins for mushroom growers, while also promoting a "waste-to-wealth" approach.