Milestones

2004

December

Our Subsidiary, Exposure Stars Sdn Bhd was acquired by Tan Tiam Aik and Ma Eng Yau, with the intention to venture into biodiesel business. It was operated in a leased factory in Masai, Johor with a built-up area of 7,000 sq. ft.. The biodiesel business did not materialise as it was not commercially viable then.

2008

September

Exposure Stars Sdn Bhd changed its company name to Green Energy Resources (M) Sdn Bhd (Green Energy) and the company’s direction was changed to focus on the development of biogas plants.

2010

October

Green Energy successfully commercialised and secured its first EPCC contract to supply a biogas plant for Taiko Plantations Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, in Tawau, Sabah.

2011

January

our Executive Director, Wee Lok Hain, joined Green Energy and brought with him technical expertise in the biogas industry, particularly in the design and construction of biogas plants. Together with Tan Tiam Aik and Ma Eng Yau, they strengthened the business growth in the biogas plant business. 

2011

August

Green Energy entered into a collaboration with Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, whereby Green Energy rendered its technical assistance to develop and improve the biogas scrubber that was being used to remove hydrogen sulphide in biogas in the biogas plant of Kim Loong Palm Oil Mills Sdn Bhd in Kota Tinggi, Johor. 

2013

October

Green Energy completed its first overseas EPCC contract for a biogas plant in Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia for PT Wana Sawit Subur Lestari I.

2014

March

Green Energy was awarded a 5-year contract (expiring in May 2020 upon commencement of operation of the biogas power plant in June 2015) to design, construct, commission, manage and maintain an oil palm biogas power plant for Ladang Sabah Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IOI Corporation Berhad, in Pamol, Sabah.

2015

September

Our subsidiary, Kang Sem Biomass Sdn Bhd (Kang Sem) secured sales from Bersatu Wire Mesh Trading Sdn Bhd for its OPT plywood.

2016

March

Kang Sem was granted a manufacturing licence from MITI and an export licence from MTIB.

2016

July

Kang Sem received an R&D grant from a government body which was utilised to purchase new machines to improve its manufacturing process, including veneer separator and stacker, heating chambers and veneer feeders. The management designed and calibrated the machines according to the specification and requirement needed to manufacture OPT plywood and outsourced the fabrication of the machines.

2016

September

Green Energy completed its second overseas EPCC contract for a biogas power plant for PT. Tania Selatan, a palm oil mill owned by PPB Oil Palms Berhad in Palembang, Indonesia.

2016

November

the Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), a unit of Universiti Putra Malaysia, and MTIB conducted production trials at Kang Sem’s factory in Kluang, Johor on the plywood moisture content and bonding between the OPT veneers due to the properties of OPT having higher moisture content as compared to timber logs. During the trials, Kang Sem provided manpower and necessary equipment required, and shared technical know-how as well as feedback concerning the practical applications in the manufacturing of OPT plywood.

2016

November

Kang Sem changed its name to Profina Plywood Sdn Bhd (Profina). 

2017

March

Profina secured its first export sale to a customer in Turkey. 

2017

March

Green Energy moved its entire operation to a leased factory in Ulu Tiram, Johor with a built-up area of 22,950 sq. ft..

2017

May

Profina secured its first export sale to the Central America region (Mexico). Subsequently, in the same year, Profina secured its first export sale to Japan in August. 

2017

May

Green Energy was awarded a 20-year contract (expiring in March 2037) to supply and maintain a biogas power generator within an existing biogas plant for Jenyie Corporation in Taiwan. In the same year, Green Energy also secured 6 service and maintenance contracts to provide maintenance work for the biogas power plants with various companies under PPB Oil Palms Berhad with each contract running for 32,000 engine running hours.

2017

November

As a testament to Profina’s leading role in the use of OPT for plywood manufacturing in Malaysia, Profina has collaborated with MTIB to demonstrate its OPT plywood manufacturing capabilities to international participants, at its factory in Kluang, Johor. The purpose of the demonstration was to facilitate the development of ISO standards for the manufacturing of OPT plywood. In the same month, Profina attended a focus group for OPT products meeting organised by MTIB for a technical discussion in relation to usage and commercialisation of value added OPT products. 

2018

January

Green Energy signed an MOU with Acromec Limited (a company listed on Singapore Stock Exchange which is a one-stop total solutions provider of engineering services to controlled environment) which gives Green Energy an opportunity to render its expertise and experience to provide sustainable energy solutions to renewable energy sector in Singapore as well as to explore possibilities for build-own-operate energy projects with the company. 

2018

January

Profina moved into a new factory in Kluang, Johor with a total built-up area of 143,774 sq. ft. to increase its annual production capacity from 12,000m3 to 30,000m3, to cater for the increasing demand of its OPT products from its customers. 

2018

March

a 80:20 joint venture company Acropower Pte Ltd (Acropower) was incorporated between Acromec Limited and Green Energy.

2018

March

Profina participated in the Technology Acquisition and Familiarisation for Oil Palm Timber programme in Germany, organised by MTIB to keep abreast with the technology and machinery of the German participants in processing OPT. The German participants comprise representatives of timber manufacturers, automation machinery and woodworking equipment manufacturers as well as research institutes. 

2018

March

Green Energy secured an order to supply 2 biogas power generators to Libinc Oil Palm Inc in Liberia, West Africa.

2018

June

Profina signed the Licence Agreement with Green Palm Products Sdn Bhd (Green Palm), a wholly owned subsidiary of GPP Resources Berhad, for the use of a utility innovation (i.e. “A method to manufacture plywood”) held by Green Palm. Green Palm was assigned the exclusive rights to use this utility innovation on 18 June 2018 via the Deed of Assignment.

2019

April

Profina secured its first export sale to Middle East region (Iraq).

2019

May

Acropower entered into an agreement with Chew’s Agriculture Pte Ltd (“CAPL”) to build-own-operate a waste-to-energy power plant in Singapore which will convert poultry waste (from selected poultry farm in Singapore owned by CAPL) into energy for a period of 15 years wherein the electricity generated shall be sold to CAPL at a price not more than 10% discount to the prevailing electricity tariff rate in Singapore. In conjunction with the agreement, Green Energy shall render its engineering and technical expertise to Acropower to design, construct, test, commission, expand and repair the aforementioned waste-to-energy power plant.