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Sabah’s green energy revolution: RM5.75 million grant fuels research innovation

Sabah’s green energy revolution: RM5.75 million grant fuels research innovation

08 Feb 2024

Seven researchers have been awarded a RM5.75 million grant to conduct research in green energy-related fields.

The funding was provided under the Petronas-Academia Collaboration Dialogue (PACD) Awards to explore clean energy storage systems, bio-energy development, efficient hydrogen generation, and operational efficiency through data science and artificial intelligence.

The recipients of the grant are Associate Professor Dr Mailin Misson, Dr Mohd Azlan Ismail, Dr Zarina Amin, Dr Ng Chi Huey, Dr Nazrien Adrian Amaludin, Dr Goh Poh Wah, and Dr Ervin Gubin Moung.

The awards were presented by Petronas Malaysia Petroleum Management Senior Vice President Datuk Bacho Pilong.

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor, who attended the event at Menara Kinabalu, stated that the grant would benefit the state’s efforts to explore and promote sustainable solutions in energy-related fields, aligning with global sustainability goals.

“This is in line with global industry trends, and the state government aims to ensure its local adoption,” he said in a statement.

Regarding the collaboration between Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and University College Science Foundation (UCSF), Hajiji described it as an excellent initiative for human capital development.

The collaboration aims to provide top Sabah Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) achievers with education and training opportunities, fostering a skilled labor force.

As part of the agreement, UTP and UCSF will offer the UCSF-UTP Foundation Programme, a one-year foundation program based on the UTP curriculum structure.

This program allows top achievers from Sabah to pursue foundation studies at UCSF.

Upon completion of the foundation program, students will have the opportunity to continue their bachelor’s degree studies in science and engineering programs at UTP’s campus in Perak.

Signing on behalf of UTP was its Vice Chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib, while Vice Chancellor Dr. Rafiq Idris represented UCSF.

Source: NST