At the 2016 edition of International Green Technology Conference (IGEM) the Embassy of Sweden in Malaysia arranged a seminar titled ‘Waste to Energy’ for 130 participants, in partnership with the Malaysian Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, the Malaysia Green Tech Corporation and Business Sweden.
A Swedish delegation led by Mr. Bengt Toresson, Director of the Swedish Ministry of the Environment and Energy, shared the Swedish government policies on waste management, waste combustion, recycling and business models for waste to energy. Also part of the delegation was Eddie Bjelton, CEO of KONSEB, Frida Jones, Ph.D., researcher/Project Manager, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, and Nina Avdagic Lam, Senior Scientific Officer, the Swedish Environment Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket).
Further, on October 6th Business Sweden organized two workshops on the topics of ‘Waste to Wealth’ and ‘Electrical Mobility and Smart Metering’. Several Swedish companies participated in the interesting and interactive discussions, including ABB, AsiaBIOGAS, Ericsson, KONSEB, Scania, Syntronic and Volvo Cars, reports the embassy. A number of Malaysian companies were also represented at the workshops, including Alam Flora, Eclimo, Maeko, Prasarana Malaysia, Sarawak Energy, Sime Darby and TNB. The discussions focused i.a. on challenges associated with combining sustainable climate policies with economic growth as well as development of infrastructure for electrical vehicles.
The Embassy of Sweden hopes that the seminar and workshops will further contribute to strengthening the good business relations between Sweden and Malaysia and that the events will strengthen the Sweden-Malaysia collaboration in the very interesting and important area of Waste to Energy.