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27 June 2017

Malaysia to operate bio-based chemical manufacturing plant in 2019

The Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation announced that Malaysia will be home to the world's first bio-based chemical manufacturing plant by 2019. Bioeconomy Corporation SVP of BioIndustrial, Zainal Azman Abu Kassim, said the ground-breaking ceremony for the Verde Palm Plant will take place on July 30, 2017. "The construction of the plant on 20,000 square feet of land in Johor Baru will take between 18 and 24 months," he said at a press conference at the Astana Expo 2017 here today. The Verde Palm Plant will use palm oil to produce 10,000 metric tonnes of Dodecanedioic Acid (diacid) per year. Source New Straits Times 27/6/2017

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