Exploring Opportunities in Malaysia for PIB Palmares
The Embassy is taking steps towards exploring the Malaysian market for PIB Palmares, the Dutch consortium consisting of six companies and two research institutes that aim to work on optimized solutions for Malaysian oil palm residues. The aim of this consortium is to make the palm oil industry more sustainable, by optimizing the production process and engaging in joint research projects. Palmares partners are: ECN, Wageningen University, DMT Environmental Technology, Blackwood Technology, Paques, Dahlman, Witteveen + Bos, and Energy Transformers.
Fact finding mission
The Embassy organized a first fact finding mission for Palmares from 3 – 7 April 2017. This mission marked the consortium’s first collective visit to Malaysia since the PIB Palmares covenant was signed in December 2016. The program, which took place partially in KL and partially in Kuching, Sarawak, was fully packed with introductions to Malaysian government, meetings with potential business counterparts, two visits to palm oil mills, and networking receptions in both KL and Kuching. PIB Palmares made an important first step towards collaborating with Malaysia during their mission by signing an MoU with Malaysia’s Innovation Agency AIM, in the presence of ambassador Karin Mössenlechner and Minister Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Binti Haji Shukri.
In the coming years, many more activities will be organized to help PIB Palmares establish mutually beneficial partnerships with Malaysian industry, knowledge institutions, and government bodies. The next collective visit will be in conjunction with International Biomass Conference Malaysia IBCM, which will take place in Kuching, Sarawak, in October 2017.
For more information or enquiries about participation in PIB Palmares please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.