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Two Guascor Energy Biogas Units Generate Electricity for Timber and Oil Palm Milling in Sabah State


Guascor Energy equipment

Sabah is a state of Malaysia located in the northern portion of Borneo, in the region of East Malaysia in a tropical geography with an equatorial climate. The palm oil industry in Malaysia is a vital economic sector that plays a central role in the country’s economy. Malaysia is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of palm oil, and the industry has undergone significant growth and transformation over the years. Palm oil mills are integral to Malaysia’s economy, contributing significantly to export earnings, employment, rural development, GDP, and various other economic aspects.


Sabah Softwoods Berhad is 70% owned by Innoprise Corporation Sdn Bhd, the investment arm and holding company of Yayasan Sabah Group. Its core business is timber and oil palm milling and woodchip production and the company manages the running of Kapilit Palm Oil Mill in Sabah. Palm oil mills generate substantial amounts of POME, which is a byproduct of the oil extraction process that can be used to produce Biogas. The utilization of this waste product as a fuel resource in the power generation plant helps significantly to reduce its environmental footprint. This gas is treated before being used in generating sets through an H2S scrubber.


Site Overview

In 2014, this mill was equipped with one first Guascor Energy containerized G-56SM biogas 1 MWe genset, to fulfill the energy needs of the plant by using the biogas produced. Over time, the company saw that their power generation needs, far from being satisfied, began to increase and thought about expanding the power generation plant. Thanks to the power reliability and good experience they had with the results provided by the first Guascor Energy power generation unit, (56.000 running hours to date) the company decided to acquire a second unit, which has been recently delivered and is already up and running.


This second unit is a Guascor Energy genset, G-36SL model providing 610 kWe, with a soundproof generator in the container. This supply completes the installation of Kapilit Palm Oil Mill. Guascor Energy is a global leading manufacturer of gas and diesel engines designed for power generation, cogeneration, waste conversion, and marine use. Since its foundation in 1966, the company has been supporting customers in the process of decarbonization and decentralization of energy & power.


With our best-in-class electrical and global efficiency portfolio we have achieved a very strong presence in the waste to energy market both for power generation and cogeneration applications. We have a complete range of engines specially developed and optimized for biogas applications, the S family engines with an output from 252 to 1067 kWb and the H family engines with an output from 520 to 1373 kWb, with standard, interchangeable engine parts and integrated proprietary GCS-E engine and GCS-G Genset control systems with scopes that go from the simplest bare engine to a fully containerized plug and play CHP package.


The excellent quality, efficiency, and reliability of Guascor Energy engines have been proven for more than 50 years and more than 3,000 actively running engines & gen-sets worldwide. Kreativ Recovery Sdn Bhd is the authorized distributor for Guascor Energy in Malaysia. It was established in 2016 as an engineering company. They provide sales, after-sales, and spare parts for Guascor Energy gas engines for power generation and the renewable energy market. The team includes skilled electrical and mechanical people with many years of experience in gas engine maintenance, troubleshooting, and overhauling being

able to reduce downtime and increase productivity improving customer satisfaction.



Guascor Energy manufactures the necessary generating sets to fulfill your power needs and Kreativ Recovery Sdn Bhd in Malaysia is our perfect partnership for collaboration in the country. A win-win solution.


Pay us a visit at PIPOC 2023. Nº 155- booth 284.

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