Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Biomass can produce new high value industries: Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak said yesterday the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti), along with BiotechCorp and related agencies will roll out a Bioeconomy roadmap for Malaysia by early next year.

The upcoming initiative will complement the National Biotechnology Policy.

“Some of the focus areas our Bioeconomy roadmap will be looking at are Extracts, BioFeeds, BioControl, BioFertilisers, Genomics, BioSimilars and BioIndustrials,” he said in his keynote at the BioMalaysia 2011 Conference & Exhibition here.

The event was also co-organised with the 6th Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy which was held for the first time outside the US.

During the event, Najib also unveiled the country’s Biomass Strategy, themed “Biomass to Wealth”, which will see the creation of new high value industries and 70,000 jobs of which 40,000 will be high-skilled.

By 2020 the Biomass Strategy will generate RM30 billion in new income for Malaysia, he said.

As the world’s largest exporter of palm oil, he added, Malaysia generates a lot of biomass, which holds tremendous potential for high value added applications ranging from biofuels to bioplastics from cellulosic feed stock.

With an estimated value of US$11.14 billion in 2015, biomass is targeted to be a vital contributor to the agricultural and industrial biotechnology sectors.

The strategy is developed by Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) in close collaboration with related government agencies, universities and business leaders.

Source: http://www.sabahtoday.com/?p=8034

Green Sabah says: Biomass industries will generate more job opportunities in the future. Those who are interested working in this industry should equip themselves with biomass knowledge and industry skills. In terms of environmental, biomass can help mitigate climate change; reduce acid rain; prevent soil erosion and water pollution; minimize pressure on landfills; provide wildlife habitat; and, help maintain forest health through better management. Sabah, which produces about one third or 5.4 million tonnes of the total country’s crude palm oil of 17.5 million tonnes annually, has a lot of raw materials readily available to be used for the biomass industry.

12 comments:

antap said...

industri biomas amat baik untuk dikembangkan. tenaga biomas mesra alam. perkembangan industri ini juga akan mewujudkan peluang pekerjaan.

fazlin said...

Industri ini dapat membantu menyediakan banyak peluang pekerjaan baru..ini sesuatu yang baik.

fazlin said...

Biomass bukan saja mampu memberikan manfaat ekonomi malah ianya mampu memberikan kebaikan kepada persekitaran..memang wajarlah jika ini dibangunkan.

rebirth said...

kemajuan teknologi dan penyelidikan telah banyak membuka pintu untuk sektor minyak sawit dari yang hanya menyumbang kepada keperluan dunia untuk minyak yang boleh dimakan, kepada yang dapat mewujudkan nilai tambah produk hiliran..

Irish said...

tenaga biomass mesra alam dan dapat mengurangkan pencemaran alam. tapi penggunaanya masih belum begitu popular walaupun ia berkesan menggantikan sumber tenaga lain. namun adakah mudah untuk mendapatkan sumber biomass dan bagaimana pula dengan kosnya, adakah lebih murah berbanding sumber tenaga yang lain atau sebaliknya??

Irish said...

bagi menjayakan pelaksanaan strategi biomass ni, mungkin Malaysia masih perlu memperbanyak dan mempereratkan lagi kerjasama dengan negara2 maju yang lain bagi menggalakkan perkongsian ilmu dan perkembangan teknologi.

Caldina said...

Sabahans should grab any opportunities that they have. Looks like biomass will create big profits in the future.

Smookiekins said...

Sabahans should take the advantage.

Wazxiran said...

Teruskan usaha yang lebih lagi untuk memberikan yang terbaik kepada rakyat.

Hanroizin said...

Utamakan sumber tenaga yang lebih memberikan tumpunan kepada sumber mesra alam..

Mohd Ishak said...

Harap Industri Biomass ini boleh membantu mencipta lebih banyak peluang pekerjaan kepada rakyat tempatan dan memajukan industri agriculture lagi.

Mohd Ishak said...

Mungkin bukan banyak orang yang tahu tentang industri biomass ini, oleh itu kesedaran haruslah dipupuk dengan membuat promosi di media.

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