Johor Plans To Lead Production Of Biodiesel Alternative Energy


Johor Plans To Lead Production Of Biodiesel Alternative Energy

Johor plans to be a pioneer in producing alternative energy within Malaysia by cooperating with Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM).

Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the state government, through Johor Petroleum Development Corporation (JPDC), would be working closely with UTHM.

He added that it was also important to find a replacement for energy that is friendly to the environment.

“Johor is the biggest producer of crude palm oil. The oil could also be used as biodiesel, an alternative to vehicle fuel.

“UTHM has an oil and gas processing plant worth about RM13mil here where it is able to conduct research for alternative energy,” he said.

Mohamed Khaled said this after witnessing the signing of a memorandum of understanding between JPDC and UTHM at the university main campus here yesterday.

Mohd Khaled said the memorandum also allowed the university to provide training for its students for the oil and gas industry.

BATU PAHAT 04 APRIL 2016. Menteri Besar Johor, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin (tengah) menyaksikan pertukaran dokumen MOA diantara Ketua Eksekutif JPDC, Mohd Yazid Ja'afar (kiri) bersama Naib Canselor UTHM, Prof Datuk Dr. Mohd Noh Dalimin (kanan) pada Majlis menandatangani MOA diantara UTHM dan JPDC di Dewan Sultan Ibrahim Universiti Tun Hussei Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Batu Pahat turut kelihatan Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pendidikan, Penerangan, Pembangunan, Usahawan dan Koperasi, Md Jais Sarday (dua dari kiri). NSTP/SYARAFIQ ABD SAMAD

Source: TheStarOnline

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