Renewable Energy

SIRIM researchers can help businesses develop viable renewable energy technologies that take advantage of the country's rich, natural resources in solar, water and biomass waste. For example: Malaysia gets up to eight hours of sunlight everyday, which may be harnessed for solar energy, and the country's strong agricultural sector generates tonnes of waste that can be converted into biomass feedstock.

 

Our research revolves around:

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY AND APPLICATIONS

We are actively researching and developing renewable energy technologies and applications across solar, wind, biomass and hydro energy sources. We provide process engineering consultancy services for cleaner production and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in line with renewable energy goals and energy efficiency targets. We also have a suite of services that addresses the growing need for mandatory and voluntary reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.

 

For further information, please contact:

Mohd Fauzi Ismail
General Manager
Renewable Energy Research Centre
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Renewable Energy

Supporting the nation's move towards renewable energy and environmental sustainability

Like the rest of the world, Malaysia needs to achieve greater energy independence and efficiency through the use of renewable energy sources such as solar energy, wind energy and biofuels. At the same time, it is important to find innovative ways to mitigate climate change and conserve the integrity of our natural environment through ecodesign solutions and environmental technologies. Malaysia is adopting a voluntary national reduction indicator of up to 40% in terms of GDP emission intensity by 2020 compared with 2005 levels. This move towards greater environmental sustainability is a tremendous opportunity for businesses interested in participating in the green economy. As one of the country's leading energy and environmental technology research institutes, SIRIM is ready to do its part to answer tomorrow's challenges today.

SIRIM researchers can help businesses develop viable renewable energy technologies that take advantage of the country's rich, natural resources in solar, water and biomass waste. For example: Malaysia gets up to eight hours of sunlight everyday, which may be harnessed for solar energy, and the country's strong agricultural sector generates tonnes of waste that can be converted into biomass feedstock.

 

GREEN TECHNOLOGIES FOR MALAYSIAN BUSINESSES.

SIRIM conducts strategic research and development of innovative technologies that support national economic growth by finding ways to mitigate climate change and ensure a clean environment. Our renewable energy and environmental protection services are accepted globally, and are divided into four priority areas.

  • Energy generation
  • Energy storage
  • Eco-product development
  • Environmental technologies

 

We adopt a multidisciplinary approach to our technological solutions, which integrate our various platform technologies. Whatever your market sector, we source the necessary domain competencies to serve your requirements.

Our research revolves around:

 

Energy Generation

We are equipped with wide-ranging facilities and expertise to deliver appropriate technologies and strategies in the area of bioenergy, hybrid and micro-hydro energy.

  • Renewable Energy Resource Map and Applications
  • Biogas production
  • Photovoltaic performance monitoring for Feed-in Tariff (FiT)
  • Hybrid energy (solar and wind) supply for remote locations
  • Micro-Hydro generation
  • Energy management

 

Energy Storage

Energy storage is essential for electric vehicles and renewable energy applications. SIRIM is ready to lend its expertise in energy storage technologies for use in all sectors.

  • Electrochemical Battery Testing and Analysis
  • Electrochemical Battery Management System
  • Power Back-up Systems design and management
  • Materials formulation and Prototyping (lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors)
  • Training courses on Electrochemical Energy Storage Handling and Safety

 

Eco-Product Development

At SIRIM, we find innovative ways to make your systems and products more eco-friendly. Our Eco-Product Development focus area covers Ecodesign, Ecomaterials and Product Safety Assessment.

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) applications (including Carbon Footprinting)
  • Health and Environmental Hazard assessment
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliant studies for product registration
  • Product formulation and trial production services
  • Bio-based product development

 

YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE

As communities are becoming increasingly affected by climate change impacts, SIRIM is focusing on initiatives and actions to support the growth of industries and businesses that contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental conservation and human health. We concentrate on key areas where our expertise and capabilities can deliver maximum benefits to help enterprises in a wide range of industries.

 

The world generates nearly one bilion tonnes of agricultural waste annually. Global agrowaste is estimated to be responsible for releasing over 5,000 megatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, along with other greenhouse gases such as methane and nitrous oxide.

 

With SIRIM's advanced technology and expertise, plantations and smallholders can now convert their agrowaste into clean and renewable biomass energy. This biomass energy can reduce the cost of doing business and provide your agribusiness with a secondary revenue stream. We can develop your agrowaste to be saleable bioenergy products such as bioethanol, biodiesel or biopelets for other markets.

 

Biomass energy technology: SlRlM's bioenergy research and development has fully advanced, and leads the applications and the way in meeting the agricultural industry's demand for renewable energy. Our biomass energy solutions generate dean energy that improves the product of your produce while reducing the carbon footprint of your business.

 

 

Benefits at a glance

 

  • Waste can be a valuable, secondary source of energy and revenue.
  • Turns an agribusiness into a highly-efficient zero-emission enterprise
  • Biomass energy solutions contribute towards environmental sustainability goals

 

SIRIM is recognised as one of the leading biomass energy technology solution providers of biomass energy systems and services. SIRIM has the capabilities in a wide range of biomass applications such as:

 

  • Second generation bioethanol processing and production
  • Gasification of biomass for the generation of power
  • Production of biodiesel from non-food sustainable biofree such Jatropha and algae.

 

The world generates thousands of tonnes of waste a year. While some are organic, others are non-biodegradable. Organic waste can be composted and reused as organic fertilizers and livestock feed. Unfortunately, a lot is left to openly decompose. This not only results in greenhouse gas emissions, but also produces more waste.

With regards to waste from palm oil industries, Malaysia's palm oil mills release some 1.5 billion cubic metres of methane into the atmosphere annualy. If properly captured, purified and distributed, this methane is enough to power about 15 percent of vehicles on the Malaysian road. In Sweden, for instance, more than 50 percent of vehicles on the road run on methane biogas that is harvested from the country's cattle industry and municipal solid waste.

SIRIM's experts can help livestock farms, agricultural plantations, landfills, sewage and solid waste treatment plants deal with biogas generation for bioenergy. More than 20 years of our experience in research and development in this area has recorded a list of successful biogas projects.

Benefits at a glance

  • Demand for biofuels globally is expected to rise 133% to USD247 billion by 2O2O
  • Most agricuhural waste can be converted into biofuels such as biogas, bioethanol and biodiesel.
  • Biogas can be harvested from other organic waste from livestock farms, landfills and wastewater treatment systems.