Dr. Kenneth Szulczyk Publishes Two SCI Tier-1 Papers


Research Management Center congratulates Assoc. Prof. Kenneth Szulczyk from XMUM School of Economics and Management for publishing two articles on eco-friendly economy in Renewable Energy and Journal of Cleaner Production, respectively, as the first and corresponding author.

Both journals are ranked SCI Q1 and classified as Tier-1 by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

 Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2021.03.055

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sayyed Mahdi Ziaei co-authored the first publication “Environment Ramifications and Economic Viability of Bioethanol Production in Malaysia”. This article employs a partial equilibrium model to investigate the economic and environmental impact of commercial bioethanol production from biomass on the Malaysian agricultural markets. The results show that palm oil mills can produce bioethanol commercially as the mills utilize the waste biomass created onsite and thus avoid the feedstock and hauling costs. The analysis conducted in this paper provides important policy implications that would help Malaysia reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and meet its GHG commitments in the Paris Agreement.

 Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124953

In the second article, “The Economic Feasibility and Environmental Ramifications of Biobutanol Production in Malaysia”, a partial equilibrium model of the Malaysia agricultural sector was used to determine the large-scale impact of commercial acetone-butanol-production on the agricultural markets. The results predict that the palm oil industry could produce up to 172 million liters of biobutanol from waste biomass in 2023, which would help Malaysia reduce its reliance on gasoline fuel.  

About Dr. Kenneth Szulczyk

Dr. Szulczyk started teaching at Xiamen University Malaysia in September 2019. After completing his PhD Degree at Texas A&M University in 2007, he has taught at universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and the United States.  His research has been featured in a variety of journals, such as Sustainable and Renewable Energy Reviews, Journal of Cleaner Production, Empirical EconomicsApplied Economics, Wirtschaftswoche.

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