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ASEAN & Japan Cooperate for a More Energy Efficient Automotive Industry in ASEAN

Continuing the successful programme of ASEAN-Japan cooperation in energy efficiency & conservation (EE&C) since the year 2000, ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and The Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) jointly organised the seminar-workshop on energy efficient technologies in Automotive Industry on 5 February 2016, in Diamond Building, Putrajaya, Malaysia.  The event hosted by Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) and Energy Commission of Malaysia, under the ASEAN-Japan Energy Efficiency Partnership Scheme 2 (AJEEP Scheme2).  It aims to further enhance the promotion of EE&C by the private sector through energy audits.  The event was also a platform for information sharing on EE&C policy, best practices, new efficient technologies, as well as on cooperation between ASEAN Member States (AMS) and Japan.

 

Dr. Sanjayan Velautham, ACE’s Executive Director, delivers his opening speech. Credit: Energy Commission of Malaysia

 

The Seminar-Workshop was officially opened by Dr. Sanjayan Velautham, ACE’s Executive Director.  In his opening speech, he encouraged participants to benefit from the exchange of knowledge and experience with governments’ representatives and the experts from Japan. The topics covered in the knowledge exchange and information sharing included Japan’s and Malaysia’s policies and measures on EE&C, latest available EE technology in Japan for automotive factory, and the analysis of energy saving potential in the automotive factory, Peps-JV (M) Sdn. Bhd. The potential EE technologies to be applied in the automotive manufacture, among others, are high efficiency heat pump, air compressor, factory energy management system (FEMS), as well as the new and highly efficient new stamping press machine.

Mr. Rio Silitonga, one of ACE’s Technical Officers, gave his presentation during the Seminar-Workshop. Credit: Energy Commission of Malaysia

 

Previously on 1-4 February 2016, the AJEEP Scheme 2 in Malaysia also conducted an energy diagnosis and measurement in Peps-JV’s factory, Batang Kali, Selangor, Malaysia. The energy assessment analysed the energy saving potential with key findings as follows: i) up to 33% energy saving can be achieved in the one painting line by implementing heat pump system in order to reduce boiler utilisation; and ii) huge potential for cost saving up to RM1.4 million could be achieved by optimising the compressor system.

The last session of the Seminar-Workshop was filled with a business matchmaking activity. Through this activity, participants got an opportunity to potentially do business with Japanese manufacturers like Toshiba and Hitachi, in high efficient technology for automotive industry. (RJPS)

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