The research will be conducted collaboratively, not only among UKM and Sime Darby researchers, but with researches from local research institutes and universities such as the Malaysia Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), University of Nottingham Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and international institutions such as the Wageningen UR, in the Netherlands, an institute well known for research in converting biomass to valuable products. This collaboration creates a consortium of Malaysian intellectuals with global outlooks.
Roles of UKM and Sime Darby
Both UKM and Sime Darby work collaboratively as a team where;
UKM provides intellectual and theoretical inputs in the relevant areas of research; national and international networks of researchers and research funds, fundemental research infrastructure and inflow of students and researhers for capacity building.
Sime Darby, through Yayasan Sime Darby and Sime Darby Plantations provides funds for the Chair and R&D activities, direction of research relevant to the industry, industrial R&D experience and networks, infrastructure and expertise for commercialization.