We are a bioremediation specialist serving the Oil Palm industry. Using proprietary microbiological technology, we convert 100% of EFB and Effluent (in the standard ratio of up to 1:3) into compost.
We offer the Oil Palm world’s first zero waste, nutrient extraction technology that can process whole EFB fruit bunches without the need for shredding.
This means that mills never have to worry about biomass and effluent management. Companies save millions of dollars in inorganic fertiliser cost and benefit from a significant reduction in their carbon footprint
BARformula provides total solutions by managing the process from mill to field and operational guidance for under-performing composting facilities.
We can organise visits for mill owners and key decision makers to gain first-hand impression of the technology at our existing sites. This is the best opportunity for potential clients to gain feedback from managers of our clients, many of whom are senior plantation executives with some of the industry’s leaders.
One of our priorities is to continue to be accessible to the smaller groups and smallholders, as they make up a large section of the industry. We hope that a wider propagation of our technology will speed up the recovery of the massive deterioration of the soil food web and riverine systems.
Since we introduced our technology to the market in 2008, we now operate multiple sites across Malaysia and Indonesia. Up to December 2020, we have converted over 9.3 million metric tonnes of organic biomass and effluent into co-compost worth some USD70 million to our clients.
Current Operating Facilities in the Region
BARformula has enabled plantation groups to gain a competitive edge in financial and environmental performance. Our clients include:
2005Study of business opportunities in waste management as an extension of Carbon Credit monitoring. Investigation of biological solutions.
2007Six months of repeated composting trials in Tanah Merah Estate, Malaysia. Validation of Palm Oil Mill waste utilisation in a ratio of 1 (part) EFB : 2 (parts) POME over 45 days.
2008Incorporation of BAR Formula Malaysia to provide consultancy and advisory services for under-performing composting facilities.
2010Awarded a contract to Build and Operate two composting projects for PT. Bakrie Sumatera Plantations in Sumatera, Indonesia.
2012Awarded a contract to Build and Operate a composting project for PT. Dwie Warna Karya (Genting Plantations Bhd.) in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
2013Awarded a contract to Build and Operate a composting project for Genting Plantations Bhd. in Sandakan, Sabah.
2016Signing of a tripartite research and development study with CIRAD (France) and PT. Sahabat Mewah & Makmur (ANJ Group) on the long-term benefits of compost application in its properties.
2017BAR Formula Malaysia awarded a contract to construct, own and operate a composting facility for United Malacca Bhd in Pahang, Malaysia.
2018BAR Formula Malaysia awarded a contract to construct, own and operate a composting facility for United Malacca Bhd. in Sabah, Malaysia.
2018BAR Formula marked its 10th year anniversary. We have built, operated, and handed over 16 projects and continue to manage 8 projects for clients across Malaysia and Indonesia. We have produced 1.5 million metric tonnes of BARcompost for our clients to date.
2019Awarded a contract to Build and Operate a composting project for PT. Wahana Plantation & Product (Julong Tianjin Group) in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.