First pilot-scale plant in operation
A pilot-scale Inbicon plant is now in operation in Tawau, East Malaysia. It converts empty fruit bunches, an agricultural residue from palm oil production, into cellulosic ethanol. The project is part of an on-going collaboration between Inbicon, Mitsui, and Teck Guan.
The partners are now preparing for a commercial plant. The project is the first full-scale cellulosic ethanol project in Malaysia and enjoys strong government support, not least because it aligns with Malaysia's National Biomass Strategy for 2020.