A plant that will produce the world’s first high grade carbon nanotubes and graphene from by-product of oil palm plantations is expected to be built in Malaysia soon, reports “The Star“, a Malaysian newspaper.
The project, to be undertaken by FGV Cambridge Nanosystems (FGV-CNL), will have the capacity to produce between 50 and 100 tonnes of the products a year.
Cambridge Nanosystems’ Chairman Dr Krzysztof Koziol, the inventor of the cutting-edge technology, said Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGVH), which owns 70% of FGV-CNL, is currently scouting for the best location for the plant.
He, however, declined to reveal the timeline to build the plant.
“Most importantly, we need a location that has plenty of energy and abundant of space,” he told a briefing to update the Malaysian media on the progress being made by FGV-CNL.
Dr Koziol said the development of the products marked a new horizon and would revolutionise various industries, including aerospace, telecommunications, medical, electronics, oil and gas, electricity and nuclear power.
Source: The Star.