South Koreans looking at biomass project for Sarawak

January 22, 2012

A South Korean sustainability brain group has called on Korean investors to establish a biomass pellet plant in Sarawak.

Eco Frontier has been in meetings with a Sarawak delegation led by second minister of resource planning and environment, Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan, who is also minister of industrial development, according to the Borneo Post.

Eco Frontier has driven numerous successful low-carbon energy projects with international and Korean partners, who are at the leading edge in their field. Its projects also include developing the world’s largest biomass power plant, of 300MW in capacity, in the United Kingdom. It requires two million tons of biomass pellets annually.

It also has two biomass power plants in Asia: in Lahad Datu, Sabah and Shandong Pingyuan Han Yan in China and is currently developing two OPF pellet plants in Malaysia and Indonesia.

The production of pellets can be sourced from wood residues of planted forest, short rotation coppice planting and oil palm residue.