Sarawak eyeing wood pellets as renewable fuel source

Premier Abang Johari Tun Openg says wood pellets can become a source of renewable energy to power Sarawak’s electricity grid. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 18, 2023.

PREMIER Abang Johari Tun Openg said wood pellets could become a source of renewable energy to power Sarawak’s electricity grid. 

He said he was struck by the idea during his recent visit to a factory in Norway, where wood chips were collected and turned into wood pellets that could be used to produce up to 2,500 megawatts of power.  

Speaking at the 63rd-anniversary celebration of the Sarawak Central Chiang Hsia Huang Clan Association last night, Abang Johari said by using the same technology, the waste from Sarawak’s timber industry could be turned into energy. 

He added that Sarawak was doing its best to control or mitigate its carbon emissions and had started to explore the use of hydrogen-powered public transport. – Bernama, September 18, 2023.  

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