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‘Trashing’ it out: Waste management across Asia

The world is generating more waste than ever. Rubbish created in Asia-Pacific is projected to increase from about 802 million tonnes in 2016 to 1.1 trillion tonnes in 2030. In Southeast Asia alone, waste volume has been increasing rapidly since 2000, reaching about 150 million tonnes in 2016. By 2030, the amount is estimated to […]

‘We attack,’ Indonesia declares in joint bid with Malaysia to shield palm oil

JAKARTA — Palm oil giants Indonesia and Malaysia are teaming up to fight what they call a smear campaign targeted at the commodity. The move sets the stage for what activists say will be a costly PR war that takes the focus away from efforts to clean up the industry.

#TECH: Reduce congestion and carbon footprint with Ryde

The Ryde app will reduce congestion and carbon footprint, writes Nur Zarina Othman DO you know that in 2018, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for Malaysia were 257,840 kt (kilotonnes)? Based on data published by Knoema, an integrated global data platform, Malaysia records high CO2 emissions, with an increase from 113,853.4 kt in 1999 to 257,840 […]

$500-M waste-to-energy plant proposed in Bataan

BALANGA CITY, Bataan — The provincial government announced Friday that a British banker has presented a proposal to build a 100-megawatt (MGW) power plant using solid wastes with funding of USD500 million. Vice Governor Crisanta Garcia said documentation was already ongoing for the proponent’s desire to set up the plant at the Freeport Area of […]

2 Japanese firms want to convert oil palm waste to energy

KOTA KINABALU: Two Japanese firms, with interest in renewable biomass energy, are expected to invest close to RM300 million in Sabah’s Lahad Datu Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC). One of the firms is expected to sign the lease agreement with POIC on Dec 3 in Tokyo. The other, F Bit Communications Corporation, will do the […]

5% biodiesel blend to save P13-B in foreign exchange

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) plan to increase the biodiesel blend to 5.0 percent by volume (B5) this year is seen to translate to P13 billion in foreign exchange (forex) savings for the Philippines.

Acromec joint venture to power new energy plant with chicken waste

A SUBSIDIARY of engineering-services provider Acromec is diversifying into the renewable-energy sector, having inked a letter of intent (LOI) with egg producer Chew’s Agriculture to operate a waste-to-energy power plant that will use chicken manure as feedstock. (see amendment note) Acropower, an 80:20 joint venture between Acromec and Malaysian alternative energy company Green Energy Resources, will […]

Active Energy awarded Malaysian patent for CoalSwitch

Alliance News – Active Energy Group PLC on Monday said it has been awarded a Malaysian patent for its CoalSwitch product. Active Energy is a London-based biomass-focused renewable energy business. CoalSwitch is a biomass fuel that can be either used with, or replace, coal entirely.

ADB warns of barriers to waste-to-energy investment

THE DEVELOPMENT of waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities in the Philippines through public-private partnerships (PPPs) may be plagued by uncertainty due to an inadequate legal framework, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said. “Municipal solid waste (MSW) processing and disposal remains a challenge in Bangladesh, India, and the Philippines. The uptake of WTE as a proven MSW treatment […]

AirAsia advocates palm oil for its biofuel programme

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Group Bhd (AirAsia) is keen on using palm oil as part of its sustainable programme to develop biofuel-powered flights in the future. AirAsia founder and group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said the low-cost carrier (LCC) is in the midst of conducting a research on palm oil-related biofuel with various […]