Tag: B10

Georgian company brings B10 to drivers

Georgian company brings B10 to drivers

November 8, 2018 |

In Georgia, local company Biodiesel Georgia has begun supply used cooking oil-based biodiesel to Frego gas stations in Tbilisi and a few other regions nationwide who are the first in the country to retail B10. The company is collecting UCO from some restaurants but primarily from McDonald’s. Beyond retail sales, Biodiesel Georgia is looking to […]

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Malaysia accused of going too slow on B10

Malaysia accused of going too slow on B10

November 5, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the government has been criticized by a Singaporean-based palm oil analyst for being late to the game with its B10 program, saying it should be more aggressive in its implementation. With palm oil prices making biodiesel cheaper than fossil-based diesel since April, he said the country is losing a major opportunity as it […]

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Subsidy savings for government with B10 mandate

Subsidy savings for government with B10 mandate

November 4, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said the government will save a significant amount of money in subsidy savings with the implementation of the B10 biodiesel mandate that goes into effect in mid-2019. The lower biodiesel price, as compared to current biodiesel price, per liter is expected to help that cost savings as the […]

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Malaysia planning B10 white paper by year’s end

Malaysia planning B10 white paper by year’s end

September 19, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the Bernama news agency reports that the industries ministry will at last put forward a white paper by the end of this year looking at the switch to B10. The country has run up against resistance from truckers and engine manufacturers who say higher blends will damage vehicles but the government is looking […]

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Argentina to pass B10 mandate thanks to falling exports

Argentina to pass B10 mandate thanks to falling exports

September 5, 2018 |

In Argentina, while exports are dropping, domestic consumption is seen rising this year to an all-time high of 1.48 billion liters, and for the first time since the policy was put in place in 2014, the blending rate will be above the mandated 10% at 10.3%. Some analysts blame the US’s anti-dumping duties on Argentine […]

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Malaysian truck associations team up to oppose proposed B10 mandate

Malaysian truck associations team up to oppose proposed B10 mandate

August 8, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the Pan-Malaysia Lorry Owners’ Association 1987 as well as the Association of Malaysian Hauliers oppose plans to boost the biodiesel mandate to 10% next year from the current 7%. Both claim that the higher biodiesel blend would damage their trucks, requiring servicing more often and requiring upgrades to engines to allow them to […]

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Malaysia consulting with truck manufacturers to ensure green light for B10

Malaysia consulting with truck manufacturers to ensure green light for B10

July 19, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the New Straits Times reports that in an effort to boost consumption of B10 when the policy is implemented later this year, the government is engaging with truck manufacturers to ensure that their warranties will cover the use of higher biodiesel blends. While Japanese truck manufacturers have no issue with B10, some European […]

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Malaysia says will finally implement B10 in H2

Malaysia says will finally implement B10 in H2

July 18, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Reuters reports that following Indonesia’s decision to push forward its B30 blending mandate to 2019 from 2020, Malaysia will follow suit by implementing its B10 mandate by the second half of 2018 following several delays since 2016 to get the policy in place. Cabinet must still approve the move, however. The delays were […]

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Thai biodiesel industry wants B10 to start in 2018 to soak up excess palm oil

Thai biodiesel industry wants B10 to start in 2018 to soak up excess palm oil

April 23, 2018 |

In Thailand, the biodiesel producers association wants the government to boost biodiesel blending to 10% in an effort to sop up excess palm oil supplies. B10 is anticipated for 2019, up from the current 7% blending mandate, but industry wants the government to move that timetable forward in order to absorb another 500,000 metric tons […]

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Call for Rhode Island to use B10 for heating oil like Massachusetts

Call for Rhode Island to use B10 for heating oil like Massachusetts

April 10, 2018 |

In Massachusetts, the B10 mandate for heating oil that came into effect on January 1 changed saw demand for Rhode Island’s Newport Biodiesel soar, and now the company wants its own state to implement a similar policy. Currently Rhode Island has a B5 mandate for heating oil and a state representative has already promise to […]

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