‘Biomass to energy’ can help Malaysia meet green energy goals, says MIGHT
02 Sep 2021
Malaysia’s new energy transition agenda through “biomass to energy” (BTE) is expected to be of help in the country’s supply of green energy for future use, according to the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT).
A project spearheaded by the EMOG Strategic Group and MIGHT using the approach can help to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) and meet sustainable development goals (SDG), as well as provide job opportunities to university graduates.
MIGHT said in a statement that the initiative is a long term target and a rebranding of a programme called “Palm Oil Industry Sustainability and Global Competitiveness”, which is in line with the new National Energy Policy 2040.
To ensure the programme’s success, a Master Professional Services Agreement (MPSA) was signed in December last year among MIGHT and its original strategic partner Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), EMOG Renewable Energy Sdn Bhd (ERESB) and Wilgate Sdn Bhd, along with two new strategic partners — Kulim Plantation Malaysia Bhd and Universiti Malaya.
The agreement aims to implement a feasibility study on major projects at strategic locations throughout the country that have been identified such as Sarawak Hub with Wilgate Sdn Bhd and Southern Hub (Johor) with Kulim Malaysia Bhd.
“Two confidentiality agreements with the main stakeholders Kulim Malaysia Bhd and Wilgate Sdn Bhd have been sealed. These agreements showed the commitment of the stakeholders in implementing the project at the national level.
“The tie-ups use the ‘Quintuple Helix’ approach which focuses on cooperation and integration among the various quarters in government, industry, university and community to create a conducive environment,” said the president and chief executive office of MIGHT Datuk Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman.