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Business 20 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

US-based Gevo Inc. to invest RM1.65b in Kertih BioPolymer Park

The US-based biochemical company Gevo Inc., which develops bio-based alternatives to petroleum-based products, will invest RM1.65bil in the Kertih BioPolymer Park in Terengganu.

Business 19 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Why did M'sia ship 12 tonnes of biomass to Italy?

LATE last month, Malaysia’s first shipment of oil palm biomass made its way to Italy. The objective is for preliminary analyses, testing and technology adaptation at a pilot plant there to verify whether the 12-tonne biomass comprising palm tree trunks, empty fruit bunches and fronds could be converted to non-edible industrial sugar for commercial-scale production.

Business 31 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Oil palm biomass being sent from M'sia to Italy to be made into industrial sugar

PETALING JAYA: MYBiomass Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Felda Global Ventures Holdings (FGVH) and Sime Darby Bhd, has dispatched its first oil palm biomass shipment for testing.

Business 31 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Healthy 6.8% rise in Sime Q3 net profit

KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Bhd’s third quarter ended March 31 net profit increased 6.8% to RM876mil on the back of a 8.8% increase in revenue to RM11.03bil compared with the previous corresponding period on better results from the plantation, industrial and property divisions. Earnings per share increased to 14.58 sen from 13.65 sen previously.

Business 30 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Sime Darby, Tenaga reviewing biogass tie-up after Mitsui exit

Sime Darby Bhd and Tenaga Nasional Bhd are reviewing the biogas project following the withdrawal of Mitsui & Co. Ltd as a partner.

Lifestyle 01 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Powering the world

The palm oil sector can produce more energy than what most countries need.

Nation 26 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

Steering country’s economic growth

OVER the past 50 years, Malaysia’s plantation and commodities sector has been one of the key drivers of Malaysia’s economic growth.

Business 07 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

Your 10 Questions for Datuk Dr Kamal Jit Singh

Unit Inovasi Khas CEO Datuk Dr Kamal Jit Singh answers your 10 questions.

Business 23 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

1MBAS seeks ways for all to enjoy biomass benefits

KUALA LUMPUR: The newly-launched 1Malaysia Biomass Alternative Strategy Initiative (1MBAS) has been tasked to look at ways for all groups to enjoy maximum benefit from opportunities created by developing high-value products from biomass.

Business 21 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Centre for oil palm biomass

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is taking its oil palm biomass resource to the next level via the formation of a dedicated Oil Palm Biomass Centre (OPBC), slated to be launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tomorrow.