EU-Malaysia’s biomass initiative bearing fruits

Selected biomass SMEs honoured by the EU SWITCH-Asia Biomass-SP Programme for successful uptake of sustainable production (SP) practices as part of their participation in the EU-Malaysia Biomass Entrepreneurs Nurturing Programme (EUM-BENP).
The EU-Malaysia Biomass Sustainable Production Initiative (Biomass-SP), a Malaysia-EU joint-effort to develop the country's biomass industry, has proven to be fruitful when 14 local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) received top recognition for having successfully implemented various environmental improvement initiatives. Started in 2010, Biomass-SP's objective is to groom Malaysian biomass SMEs to move up the value chain by innovating new products and processes based on the principles of sustainable consumption and production (SCP). "Out of the 14 biomass SMEs, three companies receive...
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MIGHT Submits Biomass Industry Action Plan To EU Envoy

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The Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) today handed over the Malaysian Biomass Industry Action Plan 2020 to Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation to Malaysia Luc Vandebon, to mark the launch of the plan here Tuesday. MIGHT President and Chief Executive Officer Yusoff Sulaiman said the plan "aims to provide a concerted strategy and action plan in developing local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as key players in driving the Malaysian biomass industry towards realising higher value products from the country's biomass resources." The action pl...
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Malaysia Biomass Industries Confederation launched

Official launch of MBIC by DYMM Yang Di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir with MBIC President, Dato’ Leong Kin Mun, and Advisors, Tan Sri Megat Najmuddin bin Megat Khas and Tan Sri Soong Siew Hoong
Forty-five small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the Malaysian biomass industry came together to form the Malaysian Biomass Industries Confederation (MBIC) in May. The grouping was launched by the European Union (EU)-Malaysia Biomass Sustainable Production Initiative (Biomass-SP) – which has been instrumental in nurturing them in the last three years – at the EU-Asia Biomass Best Practices & Business Partnering Conference 2012 in Kuala Lumpur. MBIC aims to develop Malaysia’s biomass industry via strategic partnerships among biomass SMEs, major feedstock owners, research institutes, a...
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Malaysia’s Products To See High Response At EU-Asia Biomass Conference

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Malaysia's biomass products are set to receive trade enquiries amounting to RM300 million in value during the four-day European Union (EU)-Asia Biomass Best Practices and Business Partnering Conference 2012 which took off here Tuesday. Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui said the projection was based on the number of participants from the EU countries and the local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) at the business match-making programme during the conference. "We have over 500 companies participating in the conference from 54 EU countries and w...
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44 SMEs selected to join EU-Malaysia Biomass Programme

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KUALA LUMPUR - On Tuesday, 19 April 2011, EU-Malaysia Biomass Sustainable Production Initiative (Biomass-SP), a development cooperation project funded by the European Union (EU) under the SWITCH-Asia programme, announced the 44 selected SMEs under the EU-Malaysia Biomass Entrepreneurs Nurturing Programme (EUM- BENP), a special initiative to develop the environmental and business performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the biomass industry in Malaysia. H.E Vincent Piket, the Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia, announced the selected 44 SMEs at ...
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Biomass-SP to pick 50 SMEs for nurturing programme

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IPOH, July 29 (Bernama) -- Biomass-SP will pick 50 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the 150 that have registered for the EU-Malaysia Biomass Entrepreneurs Nurturing Programme. Biomass-SP Technical Adviser Datuk Leong Kin Mun said the programme's objective was to develop a more competitive biomass industry and contribute towards sustainable development as well as reduce the effects of climate change. Biomass-SP is the regional economic cooperation agency that runs the programme sponsored by the EU through the Switch-Asia Programme. Leong said the SMEs to be selected involved in...
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