The winners of the 11th IChemE Malaysia Awards 2022 were announced at a virtual awards ceremony held in October. Trophies were awarded in seven categories for excellence in chemical, biochemical and process engineering.
Sime Darby Plantation’s innovative breakthrough in enzyme application to enhance palm oil recovery saw them crowned as winners of both the Sustainability Award and the Palm Oil Award. Their easily adaptable, low cost, and most importantly, more sustainable process improves palm oil extraction rate as well as increasing revenue.
The Process Safety Award was scooped by PETRONAS Penapisan who created Chemical Hazard Reactivity and Physical Hazard Compatibility Charts in response to the port warehouse explosion in Beirut on 4 August 2020. Implemented as part of a process to ensure adequate controls are taken on site, these charts were essential to maintaining compliance with regulatory standards.