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EPC Blockchain Awarded USD250K Grant from PlaTCOM Ventures to Further Climate Mitigation Aspirations

EPC Blockchain, a primary project on the BESC platform wins a much coveted grant from

the Malaysian national technology commercialisation platform, PlaTCOM Ventures.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA / 1 JUNE 2019 - EPC Blockchain Sdn Bhd (“EPC

Blockchain”), a Malaysian company committed to mitigating global climate change through

the ProximaX-powered Blockchain Energy Savings Consortium (BESC), has been granted

RM 1,032,045 (USD250,000) funding by PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd to further its project.

Founded by experienced energy experts, BESC utilises the ProximaX Sirius platform as a

ledger to document and record data on energy generation, usage and reduction, as well as

to keep track of, notarise, and trade Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) aka carbon

credits and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). BESC also actively attracts global

investors, promoting crowdfunding opportunities into energy efficiency and renewable

energy projects.

After PlaTCOM Ventures had run an in-depth series of eligibility assessments, EPC

Blockchain has then been successfully admitted into High Impact Programme 2 (HIP2) -

Technology Commercialisation Platform (TCP) under the SME Masterplan 2012-2020. The

programme designed by SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp) and Agensi Inovasi

Malaysia (AIM) for SMEs is to help them seamlessly move their innovations along the

complex stages of the commercialisation process.

In congratulating EPC Blockchain, ProximaX CEO Lon Wong said, “Firstly, we would like to

congratulate EPC Blockchain for securing the grant from PlaTCOM Ventures. It is without a

doubt an accomplishment that deserves recognition and global attention because it is

supported by not just one technology accelerator investor in PlaTCOM Ventures but also

from 1337 Ventures under the Khazanah NEO (Nasional Entrepreneurship Outreach)

program and the Cyberview Living Lab Accelerator program.”

“We are equally happy about ProximaX Sirius having an important role to play in BESC’s

blockchain-powered climate mitigation project. This is another demonstration of the vast

utility of the Sirius platform and its application in yet another industry with a focus on carbon

credit and energy management,” continued Lon.

Through its patent-pending platform at BESC, where it is also building a Platform as a

Service (PaaS) - a one-stop platform for energy monetisation, EPC Blockchain will play a

critical role to the growing number of corporate companies heeding sustainable corporate

business practices from the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives. To this

end, BESC shall grow to be the ideal platform for companies seeking to level off their carbon

footprint by purchasing carbon credits, monetising carbon credits from their carbon emission

savings, helping project owners to raise funds from investors, and implementing energy

projects. All these, supported by the all-encompassing ProximaX Sirius.

“Our confidence in BESC is credited to the reliability and robust scalability of the ProximaX

Sirius platform and this has enabled us to venture out boldly,” said EPC Blockchain’s Chief

Technology Officer Tan Lim Soon Fu. “We are now in the midst of piloting several projects

including an energy efficient building, solar Photovoltaics (PV) at carpark rooftop as a source

for renewable energy, and solar-powered charging stations for electric vehicles”.

As a climate mitigation platform of choice, BESC will also retain information captured by

intelligent energy management system related to electrical equipments’ carbon emission

avoidance in industries, buildings and homes. Data from here shall be used as analytics for

future climate mitigation purposes while at the same time serve as useful data points to

monetise carbon credits in the BESC marketplace.

As a homegrown player, EPC Blockchain will do its best to support Malaysia’s pledge to

reduce 32 million tonnes of carbon emission by 2020 and a 45% reduction in greenhouse

gas emission intensity of GDP by 2030, which the country ratified in 2015 with the Paris


In a World Bank video, Malaysia’s Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment

and Climate Change, YB Yeo Bee Yin stated, “We have implementations, we have

roadmaps but what we really need right now is to facilitate the financing to realise all this


It is hoped that the BESC Marketplace shall be the confluence of meeting points for project

owners, corporations, service providers and decentralised apps developers.

About EPC Blockchain

EPC Blockchain aims to empower the general public to invest into energy efficiency and

renewable energy projects by building a transparent, trustworthy and decentralised platform

for tracking every facility’s energy generation/savings, easing funding energy efficiency

projects with a revolutionary crowdfunding model, and establishing a transparent, credible

and auditable carbon token monetisation and trading platform. Blockchain Energy Savings

Consortium (BESC) is the blockchain platform to fulfill that ambition.

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About ProximaX

ProximaX is a next-generation Integrated and Distributed Ledger Technology (“IaDLT”)

infrastructure platform solution powered by blockchain technology. It extends beyond

traditional blockchain protocols by integrating off-chain, peer-to-peer storage, streaming, and

database service layers that are often found in traditional software-as-a-service (“SaaS”)

centralised architectures. Together, the blockchain protocol and off-chain service layers

form the ProximaX Sirius platform, the core development platform solution in the ProximaX


The ProximaX Sirius platform’s use cases include, but are not limited to, KYC processes,

business continuity, video streaming, health, identity, IoT devices and robotics, big data

applications, records and reporting systems, traceability, legal and notary services, land

registry, trade finance, workforce collaboration, messaging, and supply chain management.

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The ProximaX Sirius platform supports a wide range of applications and solutions for many

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