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Malaysian-Japan JV In RM1 Bln Biodiesel, Jatropha & Biogas Deal In Sarawak

February 12, 2008 (Bernama) – Carbon Capital Corporation Sdn Bhd will join hands with Japan Carbon Mercantile Co. Ltd to develop a multi-feedstock diesel plant in Tanjung Manis in Sarawak, Jatropha and oil palm plantations as well as a biogas renewable projects in the state covering five years involving investments no less than RM1 billion initially.

The multi-feedstock plant would have an annual capacity of about 240,000 tonnes per year and bulking facilities in Tanjung Manis while the Jatropha and oil palm plantations would cover an acreage of 100,000 hectares.

As for the biogas project, it would be undertaken under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programs in Sarawak, Carbon Capital said in a statement here today.

Both companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to seal the deal at the launching of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) yesterday.

Carbon Capital, a Malaysian based company with offices in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, New Delhi and Tokyo, provides end-to-end multi solutions in establishing CDM projects in Malaysia.

CDM is an arrangement under the Kyoto Protocol allowing industrialised countries with a greenhouse gas reduction commitment to invest in projects that reduce omissions in developing countries as an alternative option to undertake expensive emission reductions in their own countries.

JCM, with its office in Nagoya, is a wholly owned member of Magna International Co. Ltd Japan, with its key businesses comprising trading in carbon credits and investment in CDM projects.


11 thoughts on “Malaysian-Japan JV In RM1 Bln Biodiesel, Jatropha & Biogas Deal In Sarawak

  1. Tanny Lee says:

    Currently we are having a new hybrid of jatropha which is genetic clone. The trees are early flowering, high yield and ” auto branching “. You are welcome to visit our farm and our agronomist will be very glad to present to you why our new hybrid is a better choice. My emial address is
    Looking forward to hearing from all of you, thank you.

  2. M Yong says:

    Dear Sir,

    Am concern about the environment – one of those who want to do something.

    Heard and read alot obout Jatropha biodiesel. Our company is keen on this industry. Please may I, with genuine interest, enquire about the market of this products? I mean the feedstock (Jatropha seeds) or the finish products.

    Thanks and regard.


    M yong

  3. There are many countries have been conducted research in jatropha. As we need are forums where we can share our experiences and research status in our country about jatropha. In Indonesia, We have conducted research on jatropha since 2005, recently we have released some improved provenances that suitable for difference agro-ecology (low to medium elevation and dry to wet climate) with productivity 6-8 ton per hectare, also production and processing technology of jatropha. If there is a fondation or institution which concern in jatropha and give funding for me to pursue my PhD, i want to continue my research on jatropha for my desertation. Also we are well come to build research corporation (currently i am plant physiologist researcher in ITOFCRI)

    Mohammad Cholid
    email address:

  4. Is it really commercial viable for the jatropha plantation ?

    Are there any proven record of the the real productivity of this agrofuel crop jatropha curcus. ?

    There are more talk about jatropha than the actual execution..

    Are there real big Jatropha managed plantation existed on the earth ?

    We are seriously interst to join with any real knowledagble partners who would have the practical Jatropha experinec in commercial scale.


    Tel +6685 1095555

  5. Jourdan says:

    Fact 1. The Jatropha Plant is Toxic

    Fact 2. The companies Carbon Capital Corporation Sdn Bhd & Japan Carbon Mercantile Co. Ltd are focussed only on the CDM JI aspects of this “new” bio-fuel. This JV has been constructed solely for the purpose of a) Realising Carbon Credits for the Japanese party and b) Gaining Access to Funding/ Grants under the Malaysian Government Bio-whatever plan, part of the 9MP.

    This “industry” is a disaster both ecologically and financially just waiting to happen in Malaysia.

  6. I just recently attended the International ENergy Week in Singapore (November 3-7) held at the Raffles City Convention Centre’s Stamford Ballroom as organized by the Energy Market Authority and Energy Studies Institute & Bang’s Public Relations.Major issues on biofuel since it competes for agricultural lands and significant requirement for water consumption(pls note that water uses a lot of energy too for both desalination, filtration, distribution, etc.. Thus, our company, Energy Source Consulting with various partners from all over the world is bringing in the technology to increase yield and efficiency of existing Jathropa and other agricultural stock used for biodiesel. Hope we can help individuals, corporations and the Philippine gov’t. Furthermore, we provide advanced technologies on biofuel production like cellulose tech & other complementary technologies like wind tech, hydro, hydrogen,biomass, etc.–

  7. I would like to know how the JV could claim the Jatropha plantation project as CDM (Clean Developemnt Mechanism) project.

    What Methodologies you could apply on this CDM project.

    Did the EB(Executive Board) of UNFCCC approved such methodologies.

    This is the unilateral claim for CDM project which will be definitely not possible to gain any CERs (Carbon Credits) to trade.

    Unless the JV would have a very solid methodologies which will/may be considered again for the Kyoto II protocal

    The JV should have the news release not to misguided or mislead any investors with the impossible CDM project on Jatropha plantation

  8. chumroen benchavitvilai says:

    There are many misleaded information to develop the energy crop plantation as CDM projects to benefit from the c CERs (Carbon Credits).

    There is is any methodologies approved by the EB(Executive Board) of UNFCCC (United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change ).

    It is not possible to get such benefits in the short or medium term .

    Any projects would count on the benefit as CDM projects will definitely not viable.

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