KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 (Bernama) — Biforst Berhad (Biforst), a leading logistic solution group, today announced its intention to invest in carbon-free transportation by adapting a state-of-the-art Hydrogen Hybrid Energy Storage System (“H2SS”) on its transportation fleet by signing a Collaboration Agreement with NanoMalaysia Berhad (NMB), the leading agency for electric vehicle (EV) technology development under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). The collaboration enables the development, testing, deployment, commercialisation of a hybrid hydrogen-based power system based on NanoMalaysia’s H2SS, which acts as an additional power source on top of the EV components which will replace the internal combustion engine (ICE).
The collaboration under NanoMalaysia’s Rapid Electric Vehicle Innovation Validation Ecosystem (REVIVE) will see Malaysia’s first ICE to EV truck conversion. REVIVE is a national programme to convert ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles into EVs, including buses, trucks, motorcycles, and cars. This initiative aims to enable the adaptation of EVs in an alternative way compared to buying new EVs, which are generally 20-50% more expensive and to support Malaysia’s target to reduce carbon intensity against GDP by 45% by 2030 and reach carbon neutrality as early as 2050.