Tag: B10

Thailand set to have B10 become the standard by next week

Thailand set to have B10 become the standard by next week

May 14, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that B10 will be the standard diesel fuel in the country by next week, rising from the current B7 blend. Both fuels, for which international standards will also be announced next week, will be available because only Isuzu and Toyota have announced that their pickups, vans and trucks are […]

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Malaysia sets up $1.2 million “just in case” insurance fund for vehicles damaged by B10

Malaysia sets up $1.2 million “just in case” insurance fund for vehicles damaged by B10

April 30, 2019 |

In Malaysia, local press reports that in an effort to help increase confidence amongst the driving public that B10 won’t damage vehicles, the government will set up a $1.2 million insurance fund that will pay for repairs to vehicles that are proven to have been damaged by the higher biodiesel blend. B10 was already launched […]

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Thai B20 mandate set for end-April

Thai B20 mandate set for end-April

April 8, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that the government has set the end of April as the start date for the B10 blending mandate, rising from 7% blending currently. B20 is being eyed for buses and trucks as well as the government looks for ways to absorb the palm oil surplus that is hanging over […]

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Malaysia’s B10 mandate comes into full implementation

Malaysia’s B10 mandate comes into full implementation

February 4, 2019 |

In Malaysia, Platts reports that the country’s B10 blending mandate for the transportation sector that came into play on December 1 came into full implementation on Friday while the B7 mandate for industrial users is set for July 1. The higher mandate for transport from B7 previously is expected to generate between 100,000 and 250,000 […]

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Malaysia looking at ways to boost domestic demand for palm oil beyond B10

Malaysia looking at ways to boost domestic demand for palm oil beyond B10

December 26, 2018 |

In Malaysia, in light of the largest palm oil stocks seen in 18 years and prices currently three-year lows of around $505 per metric ton, Reuters reports that the government is looking at ways to boost demand locally for palm oil to help reduce the surplus and boost prices. Already the government cut export duties […]

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Malaysia PM launches B10 for February 1

Malaysia PM launches B10 for February 1

December 12, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the Prime Minister officially launched the B10 mandate that will come into effect from February 1, up from the current 7%. The move is expected to reduce an additional 1.7 million metric tons of CO2 emissions from transport per year. Concerns about air pollution as well as the surplus palm oil situation have […]

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Malaysia has small window to implement B10 before low diesel prices delay plans again

Malaysia has small window to implement B10 before low diesel prices delay plans again

November 27, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Bloomberg reports that the country will make its 10% biodiesel blending policy voluntary from December 1 before it becomes a mandate of February 1. With petroleum prices falling and palm oil prices rising thanks to increased demand, the window to implement B10 may be narrow as a closing of the gap or switching […]

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Malaysia moves B7 to B10 mandate up to Dec. 1

Malaysia moves B7 to B10 mandate up to Dec. 1

November 25, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the government moved up the start date for the new biodiesel fuel mandate to December 1st instead of the expected February start date because the cabinet has approved the use of B10, allowing the date to be moved up earlier than expected. With lowered demand from Europe for palm oil, the move is […]

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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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