Dong Energy is planning to test a mobile version of its REnescience waste-to-biogas technology in Malaysia and other Asian countries.

Under an agreement with waste management firm Cenviro, Dong is sending a mobile REnescience plant to Malaysia to test whether the country offers a new export market for the technology.

The REnescience technology utilizes enzymes to convert food waste and other organic household waste constituents into biogas.

Waste management has become a concern in many countries.. In Malaysia, majority of waste ends up in landfill sites and it creates serious environmental challenges.

Dong Energy executive vice president Thomas Dalsgaard said: "Malaysia is a very interesting market for our technology, as there’s a growing need for exploiting the resources in the increasing waste volumes.

"A REnescience plant can produce large quantities of biogas from the very wet Malaysian household waste."

The Danish Minister for Environment and Food, Esben Lunde Larsen said: "Denmark has been working closely with Malaysia for a number of years on environmental and waste legislation.

"Malaysia is working hard to grow its economy in an eco-friendly manner, and this agreement will hopefully help bring Malaysia closer to this goal."

Dong Energy is constructing a full-scale plant at REnescience plant in Manchester, UK. The facility, which is expected to be completed and operational by early 2017, will have the potential to handle 120,000 tonnes of waste every year.