GE signs MOU with Cenergi SEA to advanced biogas in Malaysia

By GE | April 04, 2016

GE recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, to collaborate in spurring the development of the biogas industry in Malaysia.

GE and Cenergi have been working together since 2013 with Cenergi running GE’s Jenbacher gas engines using its palm oil mill effluent (POME) in its biogas projects. Cenergi has a combined generating capacity of 4,388 kW, involving four units of Jenbacher gas engines for power export to the national grid.

As part of its growth plans, Cenergi strives to position itself as a centre of excellence for biogas power plants in Malaysia.

This collaboration will allow GE and Cenergi to further increase Cenergi’s knowledge and expertise in handling the Jenbacher units it owns and operates through knowledge sharing and technician training. This will enable Cenergi to further improve the efficiency of its biogas plants and deliver better results to its customers.

“It is our hope that this collaboration will encourage the adoption of biogas to power solutions for palm oil mills in Malaysia as well as increase the renewable energy contribution to the country’s energy generation mix,” said Azli Mohamed, chief operating officer, GE Malaysia.

“We believe that this relationship with GE will provide us with the knowledge to further improve our customer offering and enable us to firmly establish ourselves as a key player in the biogas market. We foresee this collaboration to be the beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship between us and GE,” said Ezham Khalid, chief operating officer of Cenergi.

Signing the MOU on behalf of GE was Azli Mohamed and Daniel Icasiano, Distributed Power leader, GE ASEAN, while Cenergi was represented by Ezham Abdul Khalid and Loh Tzu Anne, board member, Cenergi, and director, Khazanah.

Also present to witness the signing ceremony were John G. Rice, vice chairman, GE; Wouter V. Wersch, president & CEO, GE ASEAN; Zainul Rahim Mohd Zain, chairman, Cenergi; and Ahmad Farouk Mohamed, board member, Cenergi, and executive director, Khazanah.