Next Generation Oil plans to develop 15,378 hectares of algae plantations over next 12 years


KUALA LUMPUR: Next Generation Oil Sdn Bhd plans to develop 15,378.05 hectares of algae plantations in Malaysia at a growth price of US$38 billion (US$1=RM4.2030) over the next 12 years.

Executive chairman Datuk Indera Mohamed Moiz J M Ali Moiz stated with its A-MAP expertise, the plantation will probably be ready to domesticate 68 million tonnes of algae biomass to soak up some 76 million tonnes of carbon dioxide and produce about 34 million tonnes of crude algae oil and dry algae cake.

“To implement this challenge, we’d like appropriate land which we have already got from Boustead Plantations Bhd and the Perlis state authorities. We are at present in discussions with the state authorities of Kedah, FGV Holdings Bhd and different plantation corporations to purchase extra land.

“We additionally want an intensive ecosystem of distributors, contractors and expert algae tank farmers to make the challenge successful,” he stated in his speech on the launch of Algae Farm Tank-Vendor Development Programme (ATF-VDP) right now.

The ATF-VDP was launched by the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, just about, whereas the bodily occasion was held in Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

The Document of Understanding (DOU) between Next Generation and Boustead Holdings Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Boustead Technology Sdn Bhd (BT) was signed on the launch right now.

“The ATF-VDP to be led by Boustead group will assist the manufacturing of 15 million tanks upwards, manufacturing of oil extraction amenities with an mixture capability of 34 million tonnes, civil contracts and engineering works, and the procurement of the essentially educated workforce for the plantations which is predicted to be in extra of 100,000 employees,” Indera Mohamed Moiz stated.

In addition, he stated Next Generation have additionally tied up with Heritage Horizon and Sonata Capital for a US$3 billion Redeemable Convertible Preference Shares (RCPS) funding construction that can permit the group to develop its first 1,214-hectare plantation.

Next Generation has secured US$8.5 billion in offtake contracts for crude algae oil and dry algae cake from worldwide oil majors for its algae oil and is prematurely contract negotiations with a quantity of different oil majors, he added.

“Our dry algae cake can be utilized as animal and fish feed and likewise for pulp and paper. We are additionally working along with B Grimm Power Ltd from Thailand to develop the use of crude algae oil and dry algae cake to be used as biomass feedstock for renewable power energy crops to produce sustainable clear electrical energy,” he stated.

Next Generation has arrange its first plantation and extraction facility on a 18.21-hectare website in Kuantan, Pahang, which is already extracting oil on a pilot plant foundation however will probably be commercially operational by the tip of the second quarter this 12 months.

He stated the group anticipated to have 202.34 hectares developed and operational by the tip of the primary quarter of 2023 and have about 1,214 hectares operational by the fourth quarter of 2024.

On ATF-VDP, Boustead Holdings Bhd deputy group managing director Izaddeen Daud stated the programme is an element of its initiative to enhance the capabilities of native small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia.

“The VDP goals to develop aggressive, sustainable and high-performing distributors by way of a structured constructing programme with the last word goal of supporting the federal government’s net-zero carbon aspirations, creating resilient and aggressive SMEs and distributors, in addition to constructing the nation’s native capabilities.

“It is ready to be half of Boustead group’s new sustainable income streams and create a brand new enterprise ecosystems for employment and distributors in addition to strengthen a brand new sector of economic system that will probably be helpful for the individuals and the nation,” he stated in his speech.

He added that, most significantly, the VDP can doubtlessly create new employment alternatives for countrymen in addition to military veterans who’re Boustead’s principal precedence.

Izaddeen stated with some 100,000 educated workforce required for the 15,378-hectare plantations, of whom 95 per cent is predicted to be low to semi-skilled, the VDP ecosystem is ready to profit and promote profitable alternatives for the ex-service members, veterans and their relations. – Bernama


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