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Food Technology – Palm Oil Products

Palm Oil Products

Palm-oil refining in Malaysia began in the early 1970s in response to the Government’s call for increased industrialisation and the emergence of refineries marked the introduction of a wide range of processed palm oil products. Today, the country is an important player in the export of edible oils and fats, being the second-largest global palm oil producer and exporter.

 

Due to its lower costs and health benefits, palm oil is an attractive choice for many food product manufacturers. Found in almost half of the food products available from supermarket shelves to the local mom-and-pop grocer, it contains the richest source of natural tocotrienols – antioxidants – which exhibit anti-inflammatory, cholesterol-lowering, cancer preventive, radioprotective and neuroprotective properties. Palm oil also consists of a balanced proportion of unsaturated and saturated fatty acids. When consumed, it behaves more like monounsaturated fat and has no adverse impact on blood cholesterol levels.

99.6%

Domestic Investments

(RM139.3 Mil)

RM139.9 mil

Total Approved Investments in 2020

80%

0.4%

Foreign Investments

(RM0.6 mil)

RM139.9 mil

Total Approved Investments in 2020

99.6%

Domestic Investments

(RM139.3 Mil)

0.4%

Foreign Investments

(RM0.6 mil)

8

Approved Projects

RM139.9 mil

Total Approved Investments in 2020

241

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Leading Palm Oil Producer In South East Asia

Given the abundance of natural resources, Malaysia is a leading palm oil producer in the region. We are committed to maintaining a sustainable growth of the industry and have participated in various awareness and outreach programmes for palm oil and palm oil-related products.

 

Malaysia also actively promotes sustainable and good agricultural practices as part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This includes integrating the circular economy concept into the palm oil industry to help optimise the usage of raw materials and minimise wastage from production, emissions, and energy inefficiency. Materials that are commonly underutilised in the current linear economy are encouraged to be reduced, reused, and recycled. Embracing this model will not only help in addressing the environmental issues that negatively impact the industry, but also the ever-present concern of raw material supply.

Government Support

Domestic Investment Strategic Fund (DISF)

Industry 4WRD Intervention Fund

Automation Capital Allowance (ACA)

Our Investors' Highlights

MYBiomass Sdn. Bhd. (“MYBiomass”) was formed to capitalise on Malaysia’s existing strengths in the oil palm industry and untapped opportunities from biomass, for technological and economic gains. We aim to attract the anticipated full-scale commercialisation of renewables or green technology R&D by global technology companies.

- MYBiomass Sdn. Bhd.

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Learn more about the essential forms and guidelines to help you get started on your journey in Malaysia’s manufacturing sector.
Company can submit application and track the application status online via MIDA InvestMalaysia portal at investmalaysia.mida.gov.my
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