Phase 2 of project to supply natural gas from sago waste in Kg Teh to be completed by 2024

Zaidell (second left) and Abang Johari (second right) exchanging mementos during the courtesy call at Wisma Bapa Malaysia on March 27, 2023. Photo credit: Office of the Premier of Sarawak

KUCHING, March 28: Craun Research Sdn Bhd paid a courtesy call on Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg at his office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia yesterday (March 27).

According to a news report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), the purpose of the visit was to brief the Premier on the development of the installation of a project involving the derivation of natural gas supply from sago liquid waste for cooking purposes at Kampung Teh, Mukah.

According to Craun Research chief executive officer Zaidell Hussaini, the project, which has entered the second stage of implementation, will start this year and is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

“Installing natural gas supply for cooking has already been implemented in Miri. In Miri, fossil waste is used, but in Mukah, they use sago waste. Therefore, if this project is completed, the villagers can enjoy cooking gas from the sago wastewater in the Mukah area.

“At the moment, our focus is only on Mukah because if you want to see the development of sago in Sarawak, it is only centred near Mukah.

“So, we are trying to reduce this waste disposal problem, and at the same time, we can help make it beneficial to the local population,” he said.

He further explained that the Premier supported the project, which he proposed when launching a similar project in 2019.

“He suggested that excess sago liquid waste has great potential to produce natural gas to be distributed to houses in the village for the residents to cook,” he explained.

As Sarawak is the leading producer of sago in Malaysia, he added, Craun Research has been entrusted by the Sarawak and the federal governments to develop an Integrated Sago Liquid Waste Treatment Pilot Project to deal with environmental pollution caused by sago waste. — DayakDaily