Tag: B20

California to allow underground storage of up to B20 blends

California to allow underground storage of up to B20 blends

August 7, 2019 |

In California, the state has cleared the way for storing biodiesel blends of up to 20 percent (B20) in underground storage tanks, removing the last major barrier to satisfying the state’s thirst for biodiesel. Through an effort lasting more than 10 years, the National Biodiesel Board, several member companies, and the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance […]

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Thailand to continue B20 subsidies for another two months

Thailand to continue B20 subsidies for another two months

July 31, 2019 |

In Thailand, the government has decided to extend subsidization of B20 at the pump for another two months in order to provide relief to drivers and try to continue to increase demand for the fuel, which is currently around 5 million liters per day. The government began subsidizing the fuel in an effort to eat […]

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Malaysia preparing “B20/B30-ready” vehicle specification

Malaysia preparing “B20/B30-ready” vehicle specification

May 27, 2019 |

In Malaysia, Reuters reports that the primary industries ministry is getting closer to boosting biodiesel consumption again as it prepares a “B20/B30-ready” vehicle specification in conjunction with the international trade and industry ministry. The country has been undergoing consultations with heavy vehicle manufacturers and testing in order to boost its blending mandate again in an […]

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Indonesia looks to use Pertamina’s storage for biodiesel to reduce costs

Indonesia looks to use Pertamina’s storage for biodiesel to reduce costs

May 21, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that the energy ministry is looking at potentially using Pertamina’s storage tanks to store biodiesel in an attempt to reduce infrastructure costs for the fuel and its mandated B20 blend. Already the ministry has begun inspections on eight storage facilities to ensure appropriate specifications, handling, safety and other […]

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Thailand working to ensure trucks can run on B20 when mandate rolls out

Thailand working to ensure trucks can run on B20 when mandate rolls out

April 10, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the government is working with truck manufacturers to ensure that when the B20 mandate is implemented there won’t be issues with warranties. Toyota has confirmed that its Hilux and Fortuner models are already compliant with the fuel, and the costs to run the top of the line […]

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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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Scania welcomes Thailand’s push to decarbonize transport with B20

Scania welcomes Thailand’s push to decarbonize transport with B20

January 30, 2019 |

In Thailand, as Scania prepares to open its new manufacturing hub in the country that will serve for the Asia and Oceana region, it welcomed the country’s move towards B20, saying that all of its diesel trucks can run on 100% biodiesel following a long history of working with the fuel in Europe. The country’s […]

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Study shows B20 in locomotive engines “more than just okay”

Study shows B20 in locomotive engines “more than just okay”

December 24, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that a new study undertaken by 11 stakeholders including government ministries and two railway engine manufacturers refutes prior thinking that B20 damages train engines. The new study showed that following six months of trials B20 was “more than just okay” for fuel quality and engine performance, according to the […]

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Indonesia’s B20 mandate has yet to reduce fossil fuel imports and saw them jump in November

Indonesia’s B20 mandate has yet to reduce fossil fuel imports and saw them jump in November

December 19, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that despite implementation of a B20 mandate in September, oil imports even rose in November by more than 26% over October despite the aim of the policy being to lower fossil fuel imports. Total fossil fuel imports for the year through November were nearly 6% higher on the year. […]

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Indonesia fines 11 companies $24.83 million for failure to implement B20 in time

Indonesia fines 11 companies $24.83 million for failure to implement B20 in time

December 18, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the energy ministry has fined 11 companies a total of $24.83 million for failing to implement the B20 mandate in September after being given a month to comply with the higher blending ratio. The value of the fine for each company was determined by how long it took […]

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