Renewable gas and hydrogen-to-power solutions company INNIO will collaborate with Concord Renewable Energy SDN BHD (Concord Group) to build four biogas-powered power plants across Malaysia.

Fuelled by palm oil wastes, the power plants will also capture methane while delivering sustainable power to the grid. 

With the companies signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Dubai Expo 2020 earlier this year, the project aims to also contribute to Malaysia’s COP26 commitment of increasing its National Renewable Energy Capacity target from a 20% increase to a 31% increase of renewables by 2025. 

Each plant will utilise two INNIO Jenbacher biogas engines, collectively delivering more than 8 MW (megawatts) of power to the grid. 

“INNIO has more than 500 Jenbacher engines currently operating on biogas and deploying about 1 GW (gigawatt) in the ASEAN region,” said Carsten Dommermuth, Vice President, General Manager APAC, INNIO Jenbacher. 

Although prioritising the reduction of carbon emissions, COP26 also resulted in the Global Methane Pledge – a commitment by nations to reduce methane emissions. 

In support of the pledge, the project will also see methane gas emitted by existing palm oil mills reappropriated to produce power.