On 8 December 2015, the International Biomass Conference Malaysia (IBCM) 2015 witnessed the launch of Sabah Biomass Industry Development Plan (SBIDP) and the establishment of a Federal-State government driven Sabah Biomass Delivery Unit that will serve to execute the plan, serving as a major milestone for Malaysia’s stride towards a regional Premier Biomass Hub.
The two-day conference featured 27 speakers, both international and regional experts in six panel discussions featuring topics such as; Is Biomass Industry a Threat to Environmental Sustainability, Can Malaysia be the Regional Biomass-Based Processing Hub, Gearing Towards an Advanced Bioeconomy, Is it Worth the RiskAccelerating Commercialisation of Biomass Research, and Incentives and Funding – Ways in Achieving Bankable Biomass Projects.