Seraya Biogas Plant

The Seraya Palm Oil Mill Biogas Plant was officially launched by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman on 27th August 2017.  The project was essential to qualify for approval from the Malaysia Palm Oil Board (MPOB) to enable the Seraya Palm Oil Mill to increase its fresh fruit bunch processing capacity from 45 metric tonnes per hour to 60 metric tonnes per hour. This will enable the processing capacity at the plant to accommodate as much as 280,000 metric tonnes of FFB supplies from BWSB estates. And this will further increase to 345,000 metric tonnes per annum when approval is obtained from MPOB which will result in an additional 30 percent increase in revenue a year for BWSB. In terms of operating cost savings, the biogas plant would produce free methane gas which could be used to generate electricity and replace diesel for gensets at nearby factories and estates. It is estimated that around 60 to 70 per cent of diesel consumption requirements would be saved at the rate of RM400,000 a year in the operational costs of the plant and BWSB plantations. By harvesting the biogas, the emission of greenhouse gases can be reduced, while energy is generated for multiple applications. Thus, climate change can be potentially mitigated and the palm oil industry will be more sustainable with the current support and incentives already put in place by the government.

    Benta Wawasan Sdn.Bhd (BWSB) is a Malaysian company, based its operation in the Kalabakan, Tawau district of Sabah. Benta Wawasan Sdn Bhd is a wholly-owned subsidiary company of Innoprise Corporation Sdn Bhd, a Commercial arm of the Yayasan Sabah Group which in turn is a statutory body of Sabah state government.

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