Leaf Resources has a joint venture with Claeris to build its first commercial biorefinery in Segamat, located in the Southern Malaysian state of Johor. With a plentiful supply of non-food biomass, Malaysia represents an exciting long-term location for renewable chemicals.
Leaf’s biorefinery project has strong support from the Malaysian government. Leaf has signed a Memoranda of Understanding with Agnensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM), the government’s National Innovation Agency and the Malaysian Bio-economy Development Corporation
The state of Johor has plentiful supply of cost-competitive biomass in the form of empty fruit bunch fibre (EFB) a waste product from the palm oil production.
Johor also has a bio-park with utilities and well-established transport networks including the Segamat Inland Port and truck transport to Johor and Kuala Lumpur ports.
Potential product off-takers in the region have already expressed interest in the Glycell™ process.
Bio Nexus Status
Leaf Development has lodged an application for Bio-Nexus status through a wholly owned subsidiary of Leaf Development, Leaf Malaysia OpCo Sdn Bhd.