Greentech and International Biomass Events

The last two weeks, the Netherlands embassy and many Dutch companies in Malaysia were involved in two interesting events on green technology. The International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference 2016 (IGEM) was held from 5 - 8 October. IGEM is organized annually to promote the green industry in Malaysia and position Malaysia as a Green Technology Hub for the ASEAN Region. The Netherlands embassy occupied a colorful booth to promote highly innovative green technologies from the Netherlands. Through virtual reality goggles, visitors to the booth were shown the newest innovations in green tech in the Netherlands. The goggles attracted a major crowd. In the booth, information was provided on the new Netherlands Biomass & Green Energy Consortium. This is a consortium of several Dutch companies and research institutes that want to offer their expertise in the valorization of palm oil biomass and look forward to cooperate with Malaysian partners in this promising field and help turn “Waste into Wealth”.

On the 11th of October the International Biomass Conference Malaysia (IBCM) took place. Ambassador designate Karin Mössenlechner gave a presentation on the ambitions of the Netherlands’ government for a biobased economy and made a plea for more international cooperation to make better use of the great opportunities in the field of palm oil biomass under the heading “from waste to wealth”. During two parallel sessions, DMT Environmental Technology and ECN, two of the partner companies in the biomass consortium, shared their perspective on the Malaysian palm biomass industry. An inspiring and fruitful day!

For more information on the Netherlands Biomass & Green Energy Consortium contact us at kll-biomass@minbuza.nl or by phone +60321686216.

Dato'Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade, showing interest in Dutch green technology at IBCM 2016

An IGEM visitor takes a virtual trip to the Netherlands