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Malaysian oil palm waste recycling company Gamalux Oils has set a target of producing 100,000 tonnes/year of feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by the end of this year, the Borneo Post wrote.

With forecasts of improved palm oil supply this year alongside long-term contracts signed with most suppliers, Gamalux Oils managing director and CEO Usman Ahmed was quoted as saying the company was confident of hitting the target by the end of this year.

“Last year, we clocked in about 80,000 tonnes/year for SAF requirement. Countries that we supply the most amount of sustainable renewable biofuel feedstock are Finland, Italy, Netherlands and the European Union,” Ahmed told Bernama.

A leading Malaysian feedstock producer for SAF and renewable diesel (HVO) industries in Malaysia, Gamalux’s feedstocks complied with all relevant governmental laws and regulations, the 6 March report said.

The company has production facilities in Sabah state and Ahmed said future plans included a solvent extraction plant which was expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2024 at Pulau Indah and Port Klang, Selangor; and an oleochemical facility at POIC Lahad Datu in East Malaysia by next year; as well as the expansion of an existing oleochemical plant at Port Qasim, Karachi, Pakistan, the following year.

The oleochemicals plant at POIC Lahad Datu would be the first oleochemical plant in Borneo, and Gamalux aimed to boost production for export to China, Japan and South Korea by 120,000 tonnes/year, Ahmed said.