Petronas and Leaf Malaysia sign MoU for biorefinery project


In Malaysia, Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad, an integrated chemicals producer, and Leaf Malaysia, part of Australian-based Leaf Resources which converts plant biomass into industrial sugars, entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding in relation to Leaf’s proposed biorefinery project in Malaysia.

The MOU provides for, among other things, a study of chemical markets and commercially ready bio-technologies. Subject to satisfactory findings in the study and the approval of PCG, the parties may pursue an offtake agreement for the fermentable sugars produced at the proposed Leaf facility in Segamat Johor Malaysia on terms mutually agreed by the parties and consistent with global project finance standards.

Leaf Resources Managing Director, Ken Richards, welcomed the signing of the MOU, saying it is a good indication of the growing interest in the evolving renewable chemicals Industry.