Sarawak BioValley Pilot Plant bridging the gap from lab scale studies to commercial production in the bio-economy
Sarawak Biovalley Pilot Plant (SBPP), is a world-class facility for the development and testing of new bio-based products. SBPP is a purpose-built pilot-scale research facility by the Sarawak State Government in Miri. SBPP provides the opportunity for researchers from academia and industry to capitalize on Malaysia’s rich potential in valuable products from indigenous plants and planted crops by harnessing the biosynthetic capabilities of microorganisms for products such as chemicals, inoculation, and biological control agents.
SBPP offers a bridge between fundamental lab-scale studies and commercial production. The ultra-modern Phyto-process and Bioprocess floors of SBPP are furnished with equipment that is of a scale and type appropriate for pilot-scale testing of the new ideas and technology as well as producing quantitative data to evaluate whether commercialized production will be justifiable against the investment which will be needed to go into production.
In addition to the pilot-scale facilities, SBPP is readily available to industry partners for the development and testing of new bio-based products and processes. It has comprehensive facilities for product analysis, product enhancement and quality assurance, as well as infrastructure and facilities for incubators.
Whether we are developing new technologies or exploring research opportunities in the ecosystem, strong academic and industry partnerships lie at the heart of our research endeavours. Our ability to forge collaborations and share knowledge has enabled us to transform complex problems into innovative solutions that have a far-reaching impact. SBPP is inviting interested industry players to explore research as well as developing partnerships, and test their products for commercialized viability.
Aligned with Sarawak’s developmental thrusts include research on the repurposing of drugs as potent inhibitors of pseudomonas quorum sensing, utilising quorum sensing inhibitors for antibiotic-resistant vibrio to improve shrimp production, and developing a probiotic strain with quorum quenching activity to improve conditions in fish hatcheries.
Pilot Scale Bioprocessing
Pilot Scale Phyto processing
New Product Development
Circular Economy Development
Alternative Animal feed
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