INNIO-Concord Group MOU fuels building 4 power plants in Malaysia
22 Feb 2022
INNIO has announced signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Concord Renewable Energy SDN BHD (Concord Group) to partner in building four power plants across Malaysia, fuelled by palm oil wastes.
The MOU took place at Dubai Expo 2020, in a festivity ceremony organised and held by the Malaysian Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) for Sustainable Energy and Natural Resources week at Malaysia Pavilion, which took place Jan 30 – Feb 5, 2022.
The project emphasises Malaysia’s efforts to achieve its COP26 commitments in moving away from fossil fuels and increasing renewable energy projects, according to a statement.
The power plants, built in various parts of Malaysia, will deliver sustainable power to the grid while capturing methane. Each plant is expected to operate two INNIO Jenbacher high-efficiency biogas engines, collectively delivering more than 8 MW of power to the grid.
“Our Jenbacher Type 4 biogas engine fleet delivers reliable and fuel-efficient heat and power, where the additional surplus energy is fed into the power grid as a renewable, dispatchable power source,” said Vice President and General Manager APAC at INNIO Jenbacher, Carsten Dommermuth.
“We are pleased to partner with the Concord Group to provide technology that helps Malaysia meet its climate goals.”
Meanwhile, Concord Renewable Energy Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Khairuddin Mohd Hussin said: “Having successfully worked with INNIO in the past, we can think of no better technology to support our clean energy goals.
“We look forward to continuing to work with INNIO’s advanced Jenbacher technology to help us meet growing energy demand while reducing emissions.”
While supplying clean energy throughout Malaysia, Concord Group and INNIO will be further advancing the country’s climate change mitigation objectives through the sourcing of the fuel. Methane gas emitted by existing palm oil mills will be reappropriated to produce power.
INNIO is a leading provider of renewable gas and hydrogen-rich solutions and services for power generation and compression at or near the point of use.
More details at www.innio.com.