On July 13, 2023, Sawit Kinabalu Sdn Bhd team from Sabah visited our Kluang pilot plant and exchanged views with Kluang technical staff on the effective use of OPT and palm biomass, also the Wastewater treatment technology.
Dr. Kondo from JIRCAS visited Malaysia for the observation at Pasoh and sample analysis at USM. Observations of greenhouse gases such as methane emitted during the decomposition process of OPT by termites and research on the effects of global warming are progressing smoothly in Pasoh.
SATREPS OPT Project/OPTERAZ Sdn Bhd had a meeting with Tan Sri Dato’ Fumihiko Konishi (Group Exective Chairman) and researchers of Texchem Polimers Sdn. Bhd on June 6th, 2023 to discuss regarding OPT/EFB raw material adjustment methods/requirements in Kluang Pilot Plant, procurement, and future cooperation.
A joint meeting with FRIM and SIRIM was held at FRIM HQ on May 30, 2023 to report on the research progress and to exchange the opinions for the project, now in its fourth year.
Prof. Kosugi, Project Leader, Prof.Sudesh, Project Manager of the the SATREPS OPT Project and the members had a progress meeting with Datuk Dr. Ahmad Parveez Ghulam Kadir, Director-General and Dr. Zainab Idris, Depty Director-General of MPOB and other SATREPS Team Members on 29th May 2023.
On May 24, 2023, a FELDA team visited our Kluang pilot plant and exchanged views with Prof. Sudesh of USM and Kluang technical staff on the effective use of OPT and palm biomass.
SATREPS OPT Project (USM) received Mitsubishi PAJERO Sports 4WD car from JICA Malaysia Office on 10th May 2023. During the project period till 2025, this car will be effectively used for the project activities to transport OPT samples, palm saplings, and to conduct field surveys at oil palm plantations and other locations.
JIRCAS Dream Biomass Solutions Co. (JDBS), were certified in October 2022 as a venture company from the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS). We are also pleased to announce that the website of this JDBS is now available (http://opt-jdbs.com).
Growth trials of oil palm saplings under different conditions such as OPT fiber and chemical fertilizers are underway. Long-term and short-term trainees to Japan are involved in this research.
On February 27, 2003, Prof. Kosugi (Project Leader) from JIRCAS, Prof. Sudesh (Project Manager) and Dr. Leh Cheu Peng from USM and Project members paid a courtesy call to USM Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Abdul Rahman and The project progress was reported to him..