What is the sustainability of palm oil based fuels?

Kalanithi Nesaretnam, Minister, Embassy of Malaysia in Belgium/Mission of Malaysia to the European Union


Kalanithi Nesaretnam obtained her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Reading, UK in 1996. She is currently a Minister at the Malaysian Embassy based in Brussels, Belgium. She is also the Regional Manager for the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) in Europe. Kala started her career at MPOB as a scientist studying the effects of palm oil and its phytonutrients in food, nutrition and health. Kala has a number of patents and several publications to her credit and is best known for her contribution to the field of research in tocotrienols and breast cancer. She was awarded the Gold Medal for excellence in research by MPOB in 2001 and won the prestigious World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) Best Woman Inventor in 2006.