Peat Technology Research Institute

Institute: Pilot project on soil stabilisation to run for a year

SIBU: The trial project on three different soil stabilisation systems along certain…

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UCTS gets govt nod to run R&D on peat soil

SIBU: University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) can apply for science funds…

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Institute to start pilot soil stabilising project next year

SIBU: The pilot project to stabilise the soil condition along certain stretches…

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Fadillah dares UCTS to come up with peat soil mitigation

SIBU: Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof yesterday suggested that University College…

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UCTS tasked to unlock key to peat lands — Fadillah

SIBU: University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS), which has just launched Peat…

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Wong: Count on PETRI for breakthrough

SIBU: The launching of Peat Technology Research Institute (Petri) at University College…

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UCTS to tackle peat soil

SIBU: University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) will launch Peat Technology Research…

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Peat Technology Research Institute to be launched on Dec 1

SIBU: University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) will launch the Peat Technology…

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The total area of peat soil in Malaysia is about 2.6 million hectares (26,000 km2), of which about 13% are in the peninsular Malaysia, over 80% in Sarawak and about 5% in Sabah.

Peat Technology Research Institute (PETRI) is the first Centre of Excellence (CoE) established at UCTS in line with the strategy to strengthen UCTS’s research activities. Peat Technology has been identified as one of the focus research areas at UCTS due to the large areas of peat land in Sarawak and especially in Sibu.

PETRI is a way forward to stabilise infrastructure development on peat soil. This is to develop soil investigation work, in-situ testing, sampling and laboratory testing, to study the characterisations of engineering basic, physical and chemical properties, mineralogy and morphology of peatlands.