Denmark is keen on supporting clean development mechanism (CDM) projects in Sabah, Malaysia, says its ambassador to Malaysia, Borge Petersen.
The CDM is one of the systems introduced in the Kyoto Protocol to assist countries to achieve their greenhouse gases (GHG) emission reduction targets.
According to Petersen, his country is interested in supporting projects that turn biomass, particular oil palm waste, into biofuel.
He says the Danish government not only buys certified emission reductions (CERs) from owners of CDM projects but also assists companies in developing CDM projects.
“We will be talking to palm oil millers in Sabah about CDM projects and we plan to sign agreements with the proponents,” he says.
Petersen points out that the Danish government has already made such strides in Malaysia by backing the Lumut Biomass Energy Plant and Jendarata Steam and Power Plant in the peninsula.