Bioenergy

A Biodiesel Plant Grows in Malaysia

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] A biodiesel plant is in the works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for a joint project between Golden Hope Plantations’ Rubiatec Bhd. and the Malaysian Palm Oil Board. Golden Hope said the project is in line with government policy to encourage the use of renewable energy. The government-owned Malaysian Palm Oil Board will construct the biodiesel plant, and Rubiatec will build supporting buildings, infrastructure and other facilities necessary for the operation of the plant, according to Golden Hope. The board will lease the plant to Rubiatec for 20 years and Rubiatec will be granted a license to use the technology developed by the board to manufacture and produce palm biodiesel commercially. Financial details were not provided, nor were location and operation commencement.