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Nestle Malaysia speeds up sustainability journey via biomass boiler at world’s largest Milo factory

Nestle Malaysia speeds up sustainability journey via biomass boiler at world’s largest Milo factory

08 Mar 2024

Nestlé (Malaysia) Bhd has initiated the operation of a biomass boiler servicing the needs of its Chembong factory, a pivotal step towards further reducing its carbon footprint. 

The biomass boiler was developed and installed by technology partner ENCO Systems Sdn Bhd and entailed an investment of RM18 million. 

The biomass boiler began operations at the end of 2023 at the factory and utilises oil palm empty fruit bunches (efb) and palm kernel shell as renewable energy sources. 

It replaced fossil fuels to generate steam used for heating processes in its manufacturing operations. The company stated this approach is part of a natural carbon cycle and does not contribute to long term carbon emissions, making it carbon neutral. 

It is projected to significantly reduce the factory’s greenhouse gas emissions by 14,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually, while simultaneously minimising pollution, reducing landfill waste, and preserving valuable natural resources. 

Nestlé Malaysia chief executive officer Juan Aranols said the initiative enabled the company to make significant progress towards its environmental goals, namely the reduction of its carbon footprint. 

“It also serves as a testament to our dedication in producing high quality products made in Malaysia, by Malaysians. 

“With the adoption of a biomass boiler and the use of renewable electricity, Milo is taking further strides towards a more sustainable future,” he said. 

Established in 1993, the Chembong factory is the company’s largest Milo plant in the world. 

Negeri Sembilan menteri besar Datuk Seri Utama Aminuddin Harun officiated the biomass boiler at the factory yesterday. 

“Driving meaningful change and sustainable development requires a collective effort, with both the public and private sector playing a role. 

“As such, I laud forward thinking companies such as Nestlé that are going the extra mile to champion sustainability in their business by taking proactive measures ti minimise their carbon footprint. 

“This aligns with the state government’s shared values of environmental stewardship and responsible economic growth,” he said.

Source: NST