Supporting the nation's move towards renewable energy and environmental sustainability

Like the rest of the world, Malaysia needs to achieve greater energy independence and efficiency through the use of renewable energy sources such as solar energy, wind energy and biofuels. At the same time, it is important to find innovative ways to mitigate climate change and conserve the integrity of our natural environment through ecodesign solutions and environmental technologies. Malaysia is adopting a voluntary national reduction indicator of up to 40% in terms of GDP emission intensity by 2020 compared with 2005 levels. This move towards greater environmental sustainability is a tremendous opportunity for businesses interested in participating in the green economy. As one of the country's leading energy and environmental technology research institutes, SIRIM is ready to do its part to answer tomorrow's challenges today.

SIRIM researchers can help businesses develop viable renewable energy technologies that take advantage of the country's rich, natural resources in solar, water and biomass waste. For example: Malaysia gets up to eight hours of sunlight everyday, which may be harnessed for solar energy, and the country's strong agricultural sector generates tonnes of waste that can be converted into biomass feedstock.



SIRIM conducts strategic research and development of innovative technologies that support national economic growth by finding ways to mitigate climate change and ensure a clean environment. Our renewable energy and environmental protection services are accepted globally, and are divided into four priority areas.

  • Energy generation
  • Energy storage
  • Eco-product development
  • Environmental technologies


We adopt a multidisciplinary approach to our technological solutions, which integrate our various platform technologies. Whatever your market sector, we source the necessary domain competencies to serve your requirements.

Our research revolves around:


Energy Generation

We are equipped with wide-ranging facilities and expertise to deliver appropriate technologies and strategies in the area of bioenergy, hybrid and micro-hydro energy.

  • Renewable Energy Resource Map and Applications
  • Biogas production
  • Photovoltaic performance monitoring for Feed-in Tariff (FiT)
  • Hybrid energy (solar and wind) supply for remote locations
  • Micro-Hydro generation
  • Energy management


Energy Storage

Energy storage is essential for electric vehicles and renewable energy applications. SIRIM is ready to lend its expertise in energy storage technologies for use in all sectors.

  • Electrochemical Battery Testing and Analysis
  • Electrochemical Battery Management System
  • Power Back-up Systems design and management
  • Materials formulation and Prototyping (lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors)
  • Training courses on Electrochemical Energy Storage Handling and Safety


Eco-Product Development

At SIRIM, we find innovative ways to make your systems and products more eco-friendly. Our Eco-Product Development focus area covers Ecodesign, Ecomaterials and Product Safety Assessment.

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) applications (including Carbon Footprinting)
  • Health and Environmental Hazard assessment
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliant studies for product registration
  • Product formulation and trial production services
  • Bio-based product development



As communities are becoming increasingly affected by climate change impacts, SIRIM is focusing on initiatives and actions to support the growth of industries and businesses that contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental conservation and human health. We concentrate on key areas where our expertise and capabilities can deliver maximum benefits to help enterprises in a wide range of industries.