Chitose Group to expand microalgae production facility in Sejingkat by twentyfold

Abang Johari (5th left) photographed with others during the courtesy call on Feb 6, 2024.

KUCHING, Feb 6: Chitose Group plans to expand its microalgae production facility Chitose Carbon Capture Central Sarawak (C4 Sarawak) in Sejingkat here from the current five hectares to 100 hectares.

According to a report by TVS, Chitose Group’s Executive Officer and Chief Bio Engineer Dr Takanori Hoshino said the expansion will serve as a benchmark in the management of carbon in Sarawak’s circular economy.

“For this purpose, we have discussed with the Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg of our intention to expand the existing plant in Sejingkat to 100 hectares.

“This expansion can also be used to spur other sectors in Sarawak’s circular economy,” he told this to reporters after paying a courtesy call to Abang Johari at the latter’s office here today.

Commenting further, Dr Takanori said that microalgae production project in Sejingkat is scheduled to commence operation by March.

The microalgae project, which began in 2020, is led by Japan’s biotechnology company Chitose Group in collaboration with Sarawak Energy Berhad and Sarawak Biodiversity Centre.

The Chitose Group’s delegation was led by its chief executive officer Dr Tomohiro Fujita. — DayakDaily