Energy & EnvironmentKey economic clusters have been identified as the jumpstart sectors of nanotechnology
Malaysia has abundant natural energy sources in the form of solar, biomass, natural gas, petroleum, tidal wave and wind. The biggest challenge is to bring energy from source to consumers in the most cost-effective, safest and convenient manner. There is a need for higher degree of portability, longer usage periods, higher energy outputs and a sustainable supply of energy sources.
Further developments in the energy sector will be contingent on nanotechnology, as conventional technology has breached the limits of energy processing and storage capacity.
Nanotechnology may be the panacea for the rapid depletion of traditional energy sources. It also fulfills the general sustainability criteria through increased energy efficiency and savings.