Malaysian palm oil industry says its R&D paved the way for higher blends

March 29, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the palm oil board lashed back at the economist who said the country and industry hadn’t invested sufficiently in biodiesel research, leaving the country behind other major players. The board’s head of R&D said the industry had been investing in projects since the 1980s, starting with the first continuous process biodiesel pilot facility in 1985 as well as major tests on various blends and their compatibility with vehicles, directly with the OEMs. It was these tests that allowed the government to implement B5 and B7 mandates.

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