INNIO has signed a memorandum of understanding with Concord Group to jointly build four power plants across Malaysia fuelled by palm oil wastes. The project is in support of the country’s efforts to achieve its COP26 commitments in moving away from fossil fuels and increasing renewable energy projects. The power plants, built in various parts of Malaysia, will deliver power to the grid while firing the greenhouse gas methane which would otherwise be exhausted to atmosphere.
Each plant is planned to operate two INNIO Jenbacher biogas engines, collectively delivering more than 8 MW of power to the grid. The fuel for the engines will be methane gas emitted as a waste product by existing palm oil mills.
The Jenbacher Type 4 engines, for which INNIO will also supply long-term servicing, will advance Malaysia’s plans to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. As part of its COP26 commitment, Malaysia recently raised its National Renewable Energy Capacity target from a 20% increase to a 31% increase of renewables in the national energy mix by 2025.
“INNIO has more than 500 Jenbacher engines currently operating on biogas and [creating] about 1 GW in the ASEAN region,” said Carsten Dommermuth, VP and general manager APAC at INNIO Jenbacher. “Our Jenbacher Type 4 biogas engine fleet delivers reliable and fuel-efficient heat and power, where the additional surplus energy is fed into the power grid as a renewable, dispatchable power source.“