4 December 2017 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) received an appreciation award from the Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang) recently for contributing to the implementation of Smart City@Sepang and Low Carbon City Initiative.
The appreciation certificate and plaque were presented by YB Elizabeth Wong, Chairperson for the Selangor State Committee on Tourism, Environment, Green Technology, to FRIM Biomass Technology Programme Head Dr Wan Asma Ibrahim.
The ceremony was held in conjunction with the official opening of Smart City@Sepang Seminar and Launching of the Cyberjaya Smart City and Low Carbon Action Plan 20130 on 28 November.
The seminar held at Cyberview Resort & Spa, Cyberjaya was also attended by MPSepang President, Dato’ Puasa bin Md Taib.
FRIM with the cooperation of MPSepang, has successfully produced an environment friendly active ingredient for mosquito fogging called, ‘Aedes Bio Based Fuel’ (ABBF), by utilising used cooking oil.
The project, led by Wan Asma, has contributed to the implementation of Smart City@Sepang and Low City Carbon Inisiatif. To date, ABBF has been used by the municipal council for fogging at five residential areas and two construction sites in the Sepang district.