By Soh Kheang Loh, Yuen May Choo (auth.), Ravindra Pogaku, Rosalam Hj. Sarbatly (eds.)

​Biofuels will play a key function within the twenty first century because the international faces severe difficulties; risky gas costs and international climatic adjustments. either one of those are associated with the overdependence at the fossil fuels: petroleum, average fuel, and coal. Transportation is nearly absolutely depending on petroleum dependent fuels reminiscent of fuel, diesel gasoline, liquefied petroleum fuel, and on traditional gasoline. regardless of an important quantity of analysis into biofuels, the sector has no longer been capable of change fossil fuels. contemporary advances will swap this state of affairs. Extracting gasoline from biomass has been very pricey (both monetarily and in land usage), time eating, unusable byproducts, and so forth. expertise to acquire liquid gasoline from non-fossil resources needs to be more suitable to be swifter, extra effective and less expensive. This booklet will hide the present expertise used for a number of plant kinds and discover shortcomings with each.

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Situated at a strategic location to the Southeast Asian market. W. T. Lee Fig. 3 The concept of palm oil industrial cluster and other clusters at POIC Lahad Datu • Strategic leverage. Located close to plentiful supply of resources and at the confluence of shipping lines with easy access to global market. • Infrastructural supports. Competitive infrastructure support and speed of completion of basic and specialized infrastructure. • Investment themes. Fertilizer, refinery, oleochemicals, renewable energy biomass, oil and gas, port, regional logistics, and commodities being the soughtafter thematic focus.

W. T. Lee biomass industries with special emphasis given to the latter on biofuels and bio-based chemicals as the new avenues for investment supported under the National Biomass Strategy 2020. It is hope that the innovative approaches as instituted in the strategies for business development could accelerate the investment development to a greater height to meet the expectation. References Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (2011) National biomass strategy 2020: new wealth creation for Malaysia’s palm oil industry.

1 Location map of Palm Oil Industrial Cluster Lahad Datu infrastructure, which include power and water supply, roads, liquid jetty, dry bulk terminal, and pipe rack facilities among others. About 2,750 acres of land in phase III are reserved for future development. The POIC Lahad Datu’s industrial infrastructure constitutes the first comprehensive set of facilities available for industrial set ups. Prior to POIC, there is no organized industrial park for factories in the entire East Coast of Sabah.

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