The Bio-economy sector contributed to up to 13% of the Malaysian GDP and is set to transform Malaysia into a bio-based, high income nation by year 2020. The Malaysian Biotechnology Programme was launched in October 2012 with the aim of identifying specific bio-based industries that would accelerate economic development.
With established connectivity and developed infrastructure, ECER creates opportunities for investors to set up its presence in specific areas in the bio-economy industry that has seen tremendous growth in the domestic and international markets. The preferred type of industries in ECER are as follows;
- Bio-based products manufacturing and related services
- Medical devices manufacturing and related services
Featured Players in the Sector
CJ BIOMALAYSIA SDN. BHD. KERTIH, TERENGGANU
CJ is a Korean global leading bio ingredient producer for feed and food. Their Kertih plant is the first in the world to use the fermentation process in producing L-methionine, an amino acid commonly used in the manufacturing of animal feed.
ARKEMA THEOCHEMICALS SDN. BHD. KERTIH, TERENGGANU
Arkema is a French manufacturer of specialty chemicals and performance materials. The company has set up its thiochemicals plant in Kerteh, Terengganu. The thiochemicals platform produces methyl mercaptan for use as a synthesis intermediate in animal feed and dimethyl disulfide (DMDS). The development of this plant is consistent with the Group’s growth strategy in Asia, and strengthens Arkema’s position as the world leader in the production of high added value sulfur derivatives.
DETIK ATURAN (PAHANG) SDN. BHD., PAYA BESAR, PAHANG
Detik Aturan (Pahang) Sdn Bhd was incorporated in 2015 with the intention to devote in green initiative. The company is focused on producing palm oil-based pallet.