Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) is an important export commodity for Nigeria. It is mostly planted on large plantations in West and Eastern part of Nigeria.
Harvesting the fruit and the oil-extracting process generate considerable amounts of residues as empty stalks, fibres, pulp (pericarps), shells, and cake. Most of the empty stalks, pulp, fibre, and shells are burned as fuel in the factory. The cake generally serves as an ingredient in cattle feed.