Green­tech signs four MoUs to pro­mote greener Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Green Tech­nol­ogy Corp (Green­tech Malaysia) has en­tered into four sep­a­rate mem­o­ran­dums of un­der­stand­ing (MoUs) to con­sol­i­date ef­forts and ini­tia­tives to­wards low car­bon mo­bil­ity and a greener palm oil in­dus­try in Malaysia.

The MoUs were signed at the 8th In­ter­na­tional Green­tech & Eco Prod­ucts Ex­hi­bi­tion and Con­fer­ence Malaysia 2017, in line with the 11th Malaysia Plan’s strate­gic di­rec­tive of catalysing green growth in Malaysia.

The MoU inked be­tween Green­tech Malaysia and the Malaysia Au­to­mo­tive In­sti­tute (MAI) sig­ni­fies more cross-min­is­te­rial col­lab­o­ra­tion, es­pe­cially in high value tech­nol­ogy ar­eas like low car­bon mo­bil­ity in­for­ma­tion and re­search ex­change, joint in­ten­tions in pub­lic aware­ness and out­reach, as well as the adap­ta­tion of green man­u­fac­tur­ing and pro­duc­tion cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for both ven­dors and orig­i­nal equip­ment man­u­fac­tur­ers.

MAI CEO Datuk Madani Sa­hari said there was com­mon­al­ity in MAI and Green­tech Malaysia’s goals, knowl­edge, and re­source pool, de­spite their re­spec­tive spe­cial­i­sa­tions.

“This MoU is a great ex­am­ple of col­lab­o­ra­tion and re­duced du­pli­ca­tion of lim­ited re­sources to­wards the pur­suit of greater tech­nol­ogy pen­e­tra­tion in our ecosys­tem,” he said.

MAI, re­spon­si­ble for the de­vel­op­ment of the auto in­dus­try, is an agency un­der the purview of the In­ter­na­tional Trade & In­dus­try Min­istry.

MAI has con­tin­u­ously pushed for­ward Malaysia’s drive to be­come a re­gional en­ergy ef­fi­cient ve­hi­cle (EEV) hub, which in­cludes the man­u­fac­tur­ing and af­ter­sales de­vel­op­ment for ve­hi­cles with ef­fi­cient in­ter­nal com­bus­tion en­gines, hy­brid tech­nol­ogy, as well as al­ter­na­tive pow­er­trains like bat­tery or fuel cell elec­tric ve­hi­cles (EVs and FCVs).

Meanwhile, Green­tech Malaysia is an or­gan­i­sa­tion un­der the En­ergy, Green Tech­nol­ogy, and Water Min­istry tasked to in­crease the pen­e­tra­tion of green tech­nol­ogy within Malaysia, cham­pi­oning elec­tric ve­hi­cle roll­out ini­tia­tives.

Un­der the col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Green­tech Malaysia and Univer­siti Sains Malaysia (USM), both par­ties will es­tab­lish a satel­lite re­search lab­o­ra­tory in USM as well as work to­wards low car­bon cam­pus mo­bil­ity. The USM satel­lite lab will be the first among a se­ries of Green­tech-estab­lished re­search labs, with a re­search fo­cus on green in­tel­li­gent build­ings.

The MoU with Univer­siti Te­naga Na­sional will see the adop­tion of the Low Car­bon Cities Frame­work and Assess­ment Sys­tem (LCCF).

The LCCF is a phased ap­proach that de­ter­mines a car­bon base­line and in­tro­duces a car­bon re­duc­tion blue­print within lo­cal au­thor­i­ties, de­vel­op­ments, and univer­sity cam­puses.

Green­tech also en­tered into a col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ner­ship with Sin­ga­pore-based eBio Ad­vanced Tech­nol­ogy Pte Ltd and Fraun­hofer IVV to de­velop novel prod­ucts from veg­etable oil.

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