QL is actively adopting renewable energy technologies to reduce the consumption of fossil fuel-based energy. As we are progressing steadily towards the increase of our solar energy utilisation, we installed 4,844 pieces of solar panels, equivalent 8.70 megawatt peak (MWp) installed capacity on the rooftops of our sites in FY2023. As of FY2023, we have installed a total number of 30,157 pieces of solar panels that equivalent 49.32 MWp installed capacity and offset 10,250.42 tonnes of CO2.
Aside from solar energy, bioenergy is also QL’s renewable alternative to fossil fuels. Our bioenergy is derived from biogas and biomass.
QL Plantation Sdn. Bhd. Operates a biogas plant that captures methane gas emitted from palm oil mill effluent (POME), instead of allowing it to escape into the environment which will contribute to climate change. The biogas is used to generate power for on-site operations with excess power sold to the local grid. In FY2023, we generated 5,462 GJ from biogas and avoided 14,903.25 tCO2e GHG emissions. Approximately 41% of the generated energy was used on-site.
Utilising biomass residue as a source of renewable energy in our operations is our other clean energy initiative towards reduction in our dependency of non-renewable sources. In FY2023, we generated 778,323.15 GJ energy from biomass.