UK-Malaysia bioelectricity project wins Newton Prize

A project that generates sustainable electricity from effluent waste processing has been awarded with the Newton Prize worth £112,000. UK and Malaysian researchers from the University of Cambridge and University of Malaya successfully developed an integrated microbial fuel cell prototype using tropical algae from wastewater. The project is expected to help meet the demands for […]

UK-Malaysia project to develop green data centres

A UK and Malaysian consortium aims to develop the next generation of green data centres. They will improve their sustainability by changing the way data centres are cooled with the help of innovative technologies. The consortium is made up of clean cold technology company Dearman, Green Data Centre, Heriot-­Watt University and University of Technology in […]

Shell to sell 51% share in Malaysian refining firm

Royal Dutch Shell is to sell 51% of its stake in its refining company in Malaysia. Hengyuan International Limited is to pay $66.3 million (£46.41m) for the oil giant’s shares in Shell Refining Company. The transaction is expected to be completed this year subject to regulatory approval. The company insists “Malaysia continues to be an […]

Malaysia to build £12m ‘green rubber’ plant in UK

A Malaysian company has announced plans to create a rubber recycling manufacturing facility in the UK. Petra Group is investing £12 million to produce what it calls “green rubber” in the North East. The project is expected to create up to 90 jobs. The announcement comes as Prime Minister David Cameron and businesses continue a […]

Bids invited for £14.4m climate projects in Malaysia

UK and Malaysian businesses are being invited to apply for a share of £14.4 million for projects which address the impact of climate change in the south east Asian country. The competition aims to bring together businesses and research organisations as well as academics, public sector bodies and charities from both countries to develop innovative products. The […]

Shell starts oil production offshore Malaysia

Shell has started oil production at one of its fields off the coast of Malaysia. The Gumusut-Kakap floating platform, located in waters up to 1,200 metres deep, is expected to reach an annual peak oil production of around 135,000 barrels a day. Oil generated from the field will be transported to the Sabah Oil and […]

Malaysia connects 1GW coal-fired plant to grid

A 1GW coal-fired power plant has successfully been connected to the Malaysian grid. The Manjung facility in Perak will produce enough electricity to power nearly two million households. French engineering company Alstom was contracted by TNB Janamanung Sdn Bhd to construct and commission the plant, which includes advanced environmental control systems to cut emissions. The […]

Shell strikes more gas offshore Malaysia

Energy giant Shell has made another gas discovery at a block offshore Malaysia. The company said it found more gas at its deep-water Marjoran-1 well, which is located around 180 kilometres off the Malaysia coast in Block SK318. Earlier this year, Shell announced the Rosmari-1 gas discovery in the same block. Andrew Brown, Shell Upstream […]

Shell strikes deepwater gas in Malaysia

Anglo-Dutch firm Shell has struck gas in deep water off the coast of Malaysia. Its Rosmari well which is 135 kilometres out to sea was drilled 2,123 metres deep. The well encountered more than 450 metres of gas column. Iain Lo, Chairman of Shell Malaysia said: “This adds to Shell’s sequence of recent exploration successes in […]

UK firm to help bring 'rice power' to Vietnam

A UK firm is helping to bring 200MW of ‘rice power’ to Vietnam after teaming up with a Malaysian company. The new project worth 1.94 billion Malaysian ringgit (£384m) is to build 20 biomass plants in Vietnam. The 10MW plants will be fuelled by rice husks using a combustion system developed by the UK’s Torftech. The […]