Impact Study on NBS 2020:
Lux Research Inc., Independent assessment on Malaysia's progress on Biomass Activities against Regional and Global Landscape
Recognising the needs and importance to evaluate the impact of National Biomass Strategy 2020 and how Government's facilitation have brought about accelerated progress (or vice versa) towards the development of the sector, Lux Research Inc. is commissioned to conduct an impact study of National Biomass Strategy 2020 and other related biomass initiatives in Malaysia.
This study reviews biomass activities in Malaysia to assess its impact and effectiveness; and benchmark it against successes globally and regionally. It also examines current issues and challenges as well as provides recommendation to improve and accelerate strategy execution.
It is an on-going initiative, scheduled to be published in 2016.
Biomass Industry Development Plan for East Malaysia (Sabah & Sarawak)
State Specific Assessment on Real Biomass Opportunity and Action Plan to Maximise East Malaysia's Biomass Based Economy
To fully optimise the significant resources in East Malaysia that could benefit from a bio-based industry, a high level quantification at state level has to be studied. With this in mind, the Biomass Industry Development Plan intends to translate the strategic targets and plans in the National Biomass Strategy 2020 into very tangible actions to provide optimum flexibility and leverage to develop Sabah and Sarawak into becoming Premier Biomass Downstream Processing Hub in the South East Asia region.
There are four distinct deliverables from the study:
1. Biomass resource scan and cost curve - including harvesting residues, dedicated crops and processing waste to determine "mobilizeable' volumes
2. Biomass industry scan - assessing current state of biomass industry, market readiness and demand development
3. Biomass roadmap - including biomass portfolio, milestones, action plans, enablers and government support to off-take the industry
4. Stakeholder buy-in and engagement - through multiple interactions with relevant stakeholders
It is an on-going study, scheduled to be published in 2016.