RE Utility Plants

BIOGAS

Biogas is a clean and renewable fuel (similar to LPG) that you can be produced in various industries. Given KONPRO’s 50-year track record in the agriculture and chemical sectors, INVEN has made biogas its focus. In Malaysia, it is compulsory to install biogas plant by 2025 if you own a palm oil processing mill. There are a total of 439 palm oil mills in the country and this provides us with a sizeable market to work with. INVEN has completed several projects in Malaysia and is growing its biogas unit exponentially.


Biogas is made in a biogas digester. We call it a digester because it is a large tank or balloon filled with bacteria that eats (or digests) organic waste and gives a flammable gas, called biogas. Inside this tank, bacteria convert organic waste into methane gas through the process of anaerobic digestion. For the palm oil industry, POME is the wastewater that originates from the palm oil mill process (waste products, water used in washing, flushing or manufacturing process).

Biogas capturing from POME can be carried out by several methods and this depends on the POME availability, land size, usage and etc.: -


  1. Closed-tank anaerobic digester system with continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR)
  2. Covered In-Ground Anaerobic Reactor (CIGAR)
  3. Methane fermentation system (MFS)

To understand INVEN's integrated approach towards a working biogas plant project, please click here for a diagrammatic interpretation

BIOMASS TO ENERGY PLANTS

In the context of biomass as a resource for making energy, it most often refers to plants or plant-based materials which are not used for food or feed. The biomass used for electricity generation varies from Empty Fruit Bunches in the palm oil industry to wood chips from the timber industry and rice husks from the rice industry. Given our demographics in South East Asia which is our main focus, our main biomass focus products are as follows: -


  1. Rice Husks, Bagasse from Sugarcane and Municipal Solid Waste in collaboration with Konpro Plantations;
  2. Empty Fruit Bunches;
  3. Wood Chips & Palm Trunks.

In biomass power plants, when burned, the energy in biomass is released as heat. If you have a fireplace, you already are participating in the use of biomass as the waste you burn in it is a biomass fuel. This waste is burned to produce steam that runs a turbine to make electricity, or that provides heat to industries and homes.


Separately, biomass can be converted into biomass pellets which are used as a sustainable alternative to other fuel sources. They burn clean, and, because of health and air quality control considerations, these pellets are preferable to coal for electricity generation via combined fuel sources including heating and cooking readily available merchandisers. The biomass initially goes through a pre-treatment process to reduce the moisture content followed by grinding then pelleting and packaging. Because ash is a non-combustible mineral residue, it can be disposed of as inert solid waste or used as fertilizer or compost.

SOLAR POWER PLANTS

Solar photovoltaic panels work by converting photons in the light that strikes solar cells within the panel into direct current (DC) electricity. An inverter transforms that DC electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity – which is the kind of electricity that can be used in your facility to power your electronics, turn on your lights, and keep your space running the way you want it to!


As part of our overall RE initiative policy, Solar energy has been our focus since inception. Our ambitious and innovative aim is to be a major player in South East Asia, transforming the mindset of modern technology on a large-scale basis via scalability right up to home-owners in the near future. As an integral part of our vision for a new global energy landscape, we are currently pursuing sizeable and scalable ground-mount solar project development strategies and pipelines in South East Asia.


What sets us above the rest of the new world energy landscape is one undeniable advantage: control. We offer a better, cheaper, more secure choice of energy generation. The predictability of our approach to global energy is a win-win proposition: low-cost, reliable, bespoke solutions that don’t cost the earth, literally.


We have a wealth of experience in managing RE utility scale projects with insight into what it takes to work within the demands of regulatory policies and varying geographies, both in urban and rural areas with a focus on cost, technology, choice and quality. This is what will set us above from the rest.