What Is POME
POME – Palm Oil Mill Effluent
A Low Carbon Fuel & A Sustainable Renewable Energy Resource
EU Commission directives encourages the development of bioenergy sources and have defined those feedstock that are eligible for special rebates in Europe.
The development of POME oil is in keeping with the sustainability principles of ISCC, and is qualified as waste under ISCC. According to Art. 3 (1) of EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD), waste is defined as:
- Any substances or object which the manufacturer discards or intends or is required to be discarded.
- Raw materials or substances that is not intentionally produced, modified or contaminated.
Advanced Biofuel Renewable Energy Directives RED II Annex IX of 2018 now includes Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) as a suitable feedstock for Biofuels, to be reviewed again in 2030.