Contract research agreement with Biovision & Greenergy

A contract research agreement was signed between UTAR and Biovision & Greenergy Sdn Bhd on 18 January 2017 at Sungai Long Campus.

From left: Dr Sim, Dr Pang, Dr Lai, Dr Thiam, Prof Chuah, Prof Faidz, Tan Sri Dato’ Lau, Feng, Leong, Chin Siang, Chin Choon and Prof Lee

Signing the agreement on behalf of the parties were Biovision & Greenergy Sdn Bhd Plant Director Feng Chee Chein and UTAR President Ir Prof Academician Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik. The signing was witnessed by Biovision & Greenergy Sdn Bhd Executive Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Lau Yin Pin and UTAR Vice President for R&D and Commercialisation Prof Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei. Also present at the ceremony were Biovision & Greenergy Sdn Bhd representatives Leong Kah Mun, Lau Chin Siang and Lau Chin Choon, while UTAR’s representatives were Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research Director Prof Dr Faidz Bin Abd Rahman, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, and LKC FES Lecturers Dr Sim Jia Huey, Dr Pang Yean Ling and Dr Thiam Hui San.

The UTAR-Biovision & Greenergy Sdn Bhd collaboration represents the culmination of hard work between both parties to enhance the understanding of waste management by UTAR students and staff in order to spread the best practices in line with environmental concerns.

Prof Chuah said, “We are truly grateful for Biovision & Greenergy Sdn Bhd’s initiative to establish a cooperative relationship with UTAR in efforts to prevent damage to the Earth’s ecosystem and to elevate the quality of life for the planet’s inhabitants by implementing advanced waste management and waste recycling systems. With this meaningful collaboration, we look forward to numerous opportunities presented to us through the vigorous activities planned under this agreement.”

Prof Chuah (left) sharing a light moment with Tan Sri Dato’ Lau (right)

Tan Sri Dato’ Lau said, “The palm oil industry generates large quantities of waste whose disposal is a challenging task. We need many creative, young and talented students to manage and store waste efficiently and safely together with us.”

Biovision & Greenergy Sdn Bhd was incorporated in Malaysia on 11 December 2014 as a private limited company. It is a biomass operator and producer of palm fibre, bio oil, biofuel, fertiliser and other products arising from mechanical operations using Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) and other biomass materials as feedstock. It is a biomass power plant operator supplying the power grid.

Signing ceremony witnessed by Tan Sri Dato’ Lau (middle)

Prof Chuah presenting a token of appreciation to Tan Sri Dato’ Lau and Feng