Sarawak Eyeing Wood Pellets As Potential Renewable Energy Source

Wood pellets can become a source of renewable energy to power Sarawak’s electricity grid, said state Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.

He said that he was struck by the idea during his recent visit to a factory in Norway, where wood chips were collected and turned into wood pellets, which can subsequently be used to produce up to 2,500 megawatts of power.

Speaking at the 63rd-anniversary celebration of the Sarawak Central Chiang Hsia Huang Clan Association here on Sunday night, Abang Johari said by using the same technology, the waste from Sarawak’s timber industry could be recycled into energy.

He added that Sarawak is doing its best to control or mitigate its carbon emissions, and had started to explore the use of hydrogen-powered public transport vehicles.

The celebration was also attended by the consulate general of the People’s Republic of China in Kuching, Xing Wei Ping, and the association’s chairman Wong Ing Huon.

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