Renewable Matter # 29-30 / September-December

Palm Oil Bioeconomy

by Mario Bonaccorso

Dossier Malaysia


Malaysia, the first country in Southeast Asia to adopt a bioeconomy strategy, wants to use its abundant biodiversity and natural resources to make the bioeconomy an important engine for growth. Focusing on the development of talent, innovation and entrepreneurship. 


Malaysia has an abundance of natural resources – especially, and controversially, of palm oil – and a public sector that favours innovation and attracts investments. These are the country’s main strengths, making it one of the major global bioeconomy protagonists. The Bioeconomy Corporation acts as a coordinator for all...

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