‘Biomass’ – in the context of renewable chemicals, materials, and energy – often refers to, but is not limited to, plants or plant-based materials. Plantations, forestry, and agricultural residues which are not used for food or feed are generally a rich source of lignocellulosic biomass.
MYBiomass was formed as a special purpose vehicle under the Malaysian Biomass Initiative (MBI) to pioneer the establishment of a high value green chemicals and materials (HVGCM) bio-refinery in Malaysia. It is engaged in the coordinated aggregation of biomass; prospecting and testing of various technologies to convert biomass into renewable products; and industry partnerships for product development. MYBiomass also conducts biomass trading i.e. supplying biomass products (e.g. EFB, PKS, Mesocarp fiber etc.) to customers.
MYBiomass is a Joint-Venture company that is funded by its shareholding companies, namely MIGHT (through VentureTECH), Sime Darby Plantations Berhad, and FGV Holdings Berhad. MYBiomass also has an on-going biomass trading business which generates revenue.
MYBiomass works with various technology partners, industry players, off-takers, end users, plantation and oil palm mill.
MYBiomass – through its wholly-owned subsidiary GCBR Sdn Bhd – is currently focused on operationalizing a palm-based nanocellulose bio-refinery. It has previously conducted multifaceted studies on various types of high-value green chemicals and materials. Subject to favourable economic conditions, these studies can generate projects of strategic value.
MYBiomass has acquired integrated expertise in the entire biomass value-chain, particularly in areas like supply chain; technical evaluations for bio-refinery technology; market/product development; and new business models for green projects.
Yes. One of MYBiomass on-going operations is to supply biomass to customers. The types of biomass are raw empty fruit bunches, fibres, PKS and Mesocarp fibres, amongst others. Depending on customer requirements, MYBiomass can supply biomass according to various specifications.
Nanocellulose is basically nano-sized cellulose typically ranging from 3-300nm in diameter. Cellulose is abundantly present in nature as organic biopolymer in wood, cotton fibre, wheat straw, oil palm biomass and other plant matter. Nanocellulose is obtained through the disintegration of cellulose pulp by chemical, physical and biological processes.

Nanocellulose is non-toxic, recyclable and reusable and biocompatible. It is also endowed with high strength and modulus of elasticity and lightweight with low oxygen permeability. Potential end-use applications include areas like building/construction, aerospace and automotive, packaging, cosmetics, textiles, medical, paper and electronics.