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Business 21 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia produced 80m tonnes oil oil palm biomass in 2011

Malaysia produced an estimated 80 million tonnes dry weight of oil palm biomass in 2011, reflecting the importance and significant potential of biomass, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Deputy Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainudin.

Business 21 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Oil palm biomass offers huge potential, RM30bil in income

KUALA LUMPUR: The vision to mobilise maximum utilisation of oil palm biomass to generate an additional RM30bil in income for Malaysia by 2020 needs to be fully industry-driven and well-supported by the capabilities and incentives from the Government.

Business 03 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Potential of oil palm biomass not fully tapped for export

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to tap the full potential of oil palm biomass like empty fruit bunches (EFB), palm fibre, palm kernel shells and palm oil mill effluent (POME) which can be developed into a renewable source of energy as well as high-income generating green products for export, said Plantation Industries and Commodities secretary-general Datuk Wira Ismail Salleh.

Business 22 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Research on oil palm biomass to be ready next march

TAWAU: The comprehensive research on viable renewable energy, using oil palm biomass and palm oil mill effluent, currently being undertaken by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board, will be ready in a month, Plantation, Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok said.

Business 22 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Lahad Datu oil palm biomass pact seen to draw 12 to 15 companies

PETALING JAYA: Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) is expecting at least 12 to 15 companies to participate in the recently signed oil palm biomass joint-venture (JV) cluster in Lahad Datu, Sabah, by the end of this year.

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.

Business 02 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia must tap oil palm biomass potential

KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIA needs to tap the full potential of oil palm biomass such as empty fruit bunches, palm fibre, palm kernel shells and palm oil mill effluent which can be developed into high-income generating renewable resource products for export, said Plantation Industries and Commodities secretary-general Datuk Wira Ismail Salleh.

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 20 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

M'sia needs to invest in oil palm biomass

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia must identify and invest in its specific role and leadership position in sustainable oil palm production to utilise the commodity through innovation and generate new wealth for the economy, a professor from a renowned Dutch technical research university said.

Business 20 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Initiative to make money from oil palm waste

OIL palm biomass waste is fast turning into a highly-prized commodity in Malaysia. What more with the National Biomass Strategy 2020 targeting at wealth creation for the palm oil industry recently officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak