The bio-economy sector is set to help transform the country into a technology-driven and high-income economy. The Malaysian Bioeconomy Transformation Programme was launched in 2012 with the aim to identify specific bio-based industries that would accelerate economic development.
The development of suitable plug-and-play manufacturing facilities such as the Kerteh Biopolymer Park, strong government support and a ready pool of local graduates for the sector is drawing international and domestic biotech investors to the Region. This is creating high-value employment opportunities for the locals while strengthening the bio-technology supply chain, both domestic and international.
Featured Players in the Sector
CJ BIOMALAYSIA SDN. BHD. (CJ Bio)
CJ Bio is a Korean global leading bio-ingredient producer for feed and food. Their plant in Kerteh, Terengganu 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.
DETIK ATURAN (PAHANG) SDN. BHD. (Detik Aturan)
Detik Aturan, based in Paya Besar, Pahang, was incorporated in 2015. The company is devoted to green initiatives, producing palm-oil based biomass pellets which is used for renewable energy.