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Green Revolution: Innovating Bamboo Biochar with Gasification in Sarawak
Posted on : 29 May 2024

Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) recently embarked on a productive journey to a mill in Xizi, China. This mill, utilizing advanced gasification technology, specializes in the production of bamboo biochar.

The visit aimed to explore the feasibility of adopting similar gasification techniques for the local production of biochar from Sarawak's bamboo resources. Beyond biochar, gasification presents the opportunity to harness additional energy sources such as electricity and steam.

The integration of gasification technology into biochar production holds immense potential to spur the growth of both commercial enterprises and community-driven bamboo cultivation initiatives throughout Sarawak.

Biochar represents a pivotal element in promoting a circular economy within the bamboo industry, ensuring zero wastage. Furthermore, it acts as an important material for producing activated carbon, which is used in high quality cosmetics and medicines.

Leading the delegation on this insightful visit was the Honourable Datuk Haji Len Talif Salleh, Deputy Minister for Urban Development, Land Administration and Environment. Accompanying him were key figures including Haji Zainal Abidin Bin Haji Abdullah (General Manager of STIDC) and Datu Haji Hashim Bin Haji Bojet (Advisor to STIDC), alongside other senior officials from various government agencies.

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