In conjunction with Biomass Asia Conference held in Kuala Lumpur on May 21st, CHE Metal Works Sdn Bhd, who is an established processing equipment manufacturer in Malaysia has entered into a joint venture agreement with a renowned advanced renewable energy technology provider from Europe, Torftech UK Ltd. The signing ceremony is also witnessed by the Ambassador and head of the delegation of the European Union to Malaysia, His Excellency Luc Vandebon.

The objective of forming the joint venture (JV) is to provide the local Biomass industry an advanced biomass pre-treatment and power generation solution. The JV Company will apply best practice to the development and optimisation of advanced technology in the market. The technologies developed by the JV will support the local engineering industry through the establishment of a research and development centre to run trials on regional biomass.

According to Mr Chek Chong, CHE group business director, “with the JV company formed, in addition to the advanced technologies being introduced and made accessible to the market, one of the key advantages to potential investors will be the cost effectiveness of the technologies.  Both the manufacturing and technical knowhow will be transferred from the United Kingdom to the new JV in Malaysia. This approach will be more effective and beneficial to the local market. Our plans for the future are to spin off further advancements in the technology by working closely together with local institutes and universities. I am sure that through our close collaboration with Torftech, we will very soon be able to launch a ‘Made in Malaysia’ technology specially designed to handle local biomass.”

Over the last three years, Torftech have built a strong relationship with CHE and are confident that the skills and expertises of both the companies will allow the development of some commercially sustainable solutions for the Malaysian market.