TNB Partners With Private Companies On Possible Green Fuel Source For Power Generation

TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd (TNBF) established a strategic partnership with three high-performing companies to conduct a study of fuel sources for generation and its chain in strengthening the energy transition journey of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), thus supporting the country’s aspirations to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.  

The wholly-owned subsidiary of TNB recently signed a three-year Memorandum of  Understanding (MoU) with MNA Fuel Services Sdn Bhd (MNAF), Itochu Malaysia Sdn Bhd  (ITOCHU) and Cement Industries of Malaysia Berhad (CIMA).  

A study conducted with MNAF will develop the potential of agricultural resources as fuel for the energy generation sector by involving the development of biomass pellets from bamboo.  

Collaboration with ITOCHU also involves research on the entire supply chain of ammonia as a  new source of fuel while CIMA covers collaboration in various business areas including the supply of fuel, alternative raw materials, research and technical skills sharing.  

President and CEO of TNB, Dato’ Indera Ir. Baharin Din said, this collaboration between TNB and strategic business partners will further strengthen TNB’s support for the government’s green agenda in an effort to achieve a more sustainable future for the well-being of the people.  

“In line with national aspirations, the journey towards sustainable technology requires significant changes in the way we select and develop research programs, technologies and the necessary equipment and manpower.  

“This is one of the strategic collaborations carried out by TNBF with each of the companies involved who have extensive experience in their respective fields,” he said while speaking at the MoU document exchange ceremony with the three companies here, on Tuesday 20  December 2022. 

Among those present were the Chairman of CIMA, Dato’ Zaiviji Ismail Abdullah; Managing Director of ITOCHU, Dai Hoshiai; MNAF Managing Director, Zulkifli Ahmad; Senior General  Manager of SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd, Mohd Hamim Imam Mustain; TNB’s Chief  Regulatory & Stakeholder Management Officer, Datuk Ts. Shamsul Ahmad and TNBF  Managing Director, Jamal Yusoff.  

All of these MoUs target the implementation of joint studies in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) development, Renewable Energy (RE), green energy ecosystems, resource supply chain management, and leveraging technical expertise within the organization.  

According to Baharin, it is part of TNB’s strategy in the future to use greener technology progressively in an effort to meet the awareness and expectations of ecosystems that reduce climate change.  

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