Gas Malaysia procures biomethane from Johor Plantations

Gas Malaysia Virtual Pipeline Sdn Bhd (GMVP), a Gas Malaysia Gas Malaysia wholly-owned subsidiary, will procure biomethane from Johor Plantations Berhad with an annual contract quantity of 250,000 MMBtu. 

The biomethane will be injected into Gas Malaysia’s Natural Gas Distribution System (NGDS) network. 

The biomethane will be sourced from Johor Plantations palm oil mill located in Sedenak, Johor Bahru.

This green gas venture is evidence of both parties’ commitment towards harnessing renewable energy.

A formal document exchange ceremony was held recently during the Asia Pacific Climate Week 2023 (APCW 2023) in Johor Bahru, witnessed by Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad; Menteri Besar of Johor Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi; and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Manager of Climate Action Outreach Niclas Svenningsen.

Gas Malaysia was represented by Group CEO Ahmad Hashimi Abdul Manap while Johor Plantations was represented by MD Mohd Faris Adli Shukrey.

“Forming strategic partnerships with like-minded organisations is crucial for sustainable long-term growth. 

“Our firm belief in the future of renewable energy underpins this effort, aligning well with our recently launched business sustainability plan that was developed to support the National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR),” Ahmad Hashimi said.

Gas Malaysia’s business sustainability plan is anchored on four pillars namely advancing environmental sustainability, strengthening business delivery, fostering people-centric organisation as well as enhancing governance and transparency.

“As a responsible corporate citizen, we place significant emphasis on the imperative of sustainable development, a commitment that holds heightened significance in light of our role as an energy solutions provider. 

“In line with our aspiration, we are committed to integrate sustainability initiatives into our business operations and aspire to be a pivotal contributor in advancing cleaner and more efficient energy solutions,” he said.

Ahmad Hashimi added that Gas Malaysia’s main focus is to play a substantive role in supporting the government’s initiatives to address climate change. – TMR