MATRADE and POIC launch Malaysia Exporters of Biomass & Related Services Directory Posted on : 29-05-2013 | By : sabah today | In : News
29th May, 2013
KOTA KINABALU: Technology providers for the biomass processing industry? What is lignocellulosic biomass? Biochar? The answers to these questions may be found in a directory launched last week by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) in collaboration with POIC Sabah Sdn Bhd.
The “Malaysia Exporters of Biomass & Related Services Directory” was launched at the Biomass Asia Conference 2013 at the Sunway Putra Hotel by MATRADE chief executive officer Datuk Dr Wong Kai Sum and POIC Sabah’s senior manager Rose Pun. The 124-page directory lists 67 export-ready Malaysian manufacturers of biomass products and services, a glossary of biomass terms and a profile of Malaysian experts in biomass. Datuk Dr Wong said in her message that the directory serves as a sourcing guide for foreign buyers of biomass products and services. Datuk Dr Pang Teck Wai, CEO of POIC Sabah, said that Malaysia is expected to produce about 100 million tonnes of oil palm biomass by 2020. Value-adding through downstream manufacturing will contribute to the success of tripling the gross national income from oil palm sector from RM81 billion in 2012. The directory is being distributed to all MATRADE offices around the world. It is available from MATRADE offices in Malaysia and POIC Sabah’s office in Kota Kinabalu. Malaysia’s hosting of the Biomass Asia Conference 2013 is another indication of the country push for value-adding to one of its major resources. The Prime Minister’s Department through its Agensi Inovasi Malaysia is implementing the National Biomass Strategy (launched in 2011) to attract new investments, create jobs and new wealth. The conference is a collaboration of the EU-Malaysia Biomass sustainable Production Initiative, a development cooperative project funded by the European Union under the...
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