Swiss fluid engineering company Sulzer Chemtech (Sulzer) has announced it will be supplying technology for Vandelay Ventures’ new renewable energy complex in Malaysia.

Sulzer said it would be supplying Bioflux technology for the 250,000 tonnes/year Sabah Maju Jaya Renewable Energy Industrial Complex (SMJREIC) in Sapangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu.

The new complex would use plant-based oils for the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO), with renewable naphtha as a by-product, the company said.

“Our goal to build an energy complex to help drive forward Malaysia’s decarbonisation efforts and economic development needs to be backed by state-of-the-art technology,” Vandelay Ventures CEO Haji Mohamed Mohar said.

Sulzer licenses BioFlux technology from Duke Technologies and provides engineering services for the process under a technology and business cooperation agreement.

Winterthur-headquartered Sulzer specialises in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and purification technologies for fluids of all types.