Tag: B7

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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Estonia implements E10 and B7 as of April 1 and pump prices rise in tandem

Estonia implements E10 and B7 as of April 1 and pump prices rise in tandem

April 1, 2019 |

In Estonia, the ERE national news agency reports that E10 and B7 mandates came into place on April 1 in compliance with the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive but pumps have already seen an increase in price. Ethanol with 10% blending as of April 1 compared to 5% since May 2018 saw a nine cent […]

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Thailand adjusts tax structure to promote B20 over B7

Thailand adjusts tax structure to promote B20 over B7

June 21, 2018 |

In Thailand, the government is changing the fuel tax scheme in order to make B20 cheaper than B7 to promote its consumption. A small tax will be added to B7 while the government will pick up an additional per liter subsidy financed through the Oil Fund. Promoting B20 is meant to help relieve some of […]

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EU’s JRC releases new quality assurance tools for B7

EU’s JRC releases new quality assurance tools for B7

March 22, 2018 |

In Italy, the European Commission’s Joint Research Center released two new Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) for automotive diesel fuel containing 7 % biodiesel, so-called ‘diesel (B7)’. These CRMs will support fuel producers and fuel testing laboratories in assuring the quality of their measurements, thus improving trust in the regulatory compliance of this product on the market. […]

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Malaysia to allow some B7 sales alongside B10

Malaysia to allow some B7 sales alongside B10

July 11, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the government is going ahead with B10 sales but the fuel will be sold at the pump side-by-side with B7 in certain circumstances following concerns that some vehicle manufacturers don’t approve of the higher blend for their engines. Mercedes Benz, Scania, Peugeot, UD Truck and Volvo Truck have all said that B10 is […]

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Malaysian palm oil futures rise thanks to B7 mandate announcement

Malaysian palm oil futures rise thanks to B7 mandate announcement

June 1, 2016 |

In Malaysia, palm oil futures jumped to a near-three week high at $637 per metric ton on news about the B7 blending mandate that went into effect on Wednesday. A weaker ringgit is also helping to support prices, which were just a few points off of a major technical resistance level that if broken could […]

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Thailand´s B7 mandate comes online to boost palm oil consumption

Thailand´s B7 mandate comes online to boost palm oil consumption

August 4, 2015 |

In Thailand, the new B7 mandate comes into effect this week with palm oil demand seen increasing by 8,000 metric tons per month, or 84,000 tons per year, as a result. In the long term, hopes continue to be for blends to reach 10% and then 20%.The  Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand is also experimenting with palm […]

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Thailand slashes B7 mandate by half due to low palm oil supplies

Thailand slashes B7 mandate by half due to low palm oil supplies

January 21, 2015 |

In Thailand, the government is slashing the B7 mandate to just 3.5% in order to reserve palm oil supplies. With stocks down to just 100,000 metric tons, the importation of 50,000 tons has been approved to ensure enough supplies for cooking oil. The smaller stocks is a result of the annual dry season period when […]

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Malaysia roles out B7 in eastern part of the country

Malaysia roles out B7 in eastern part of the country

January 19, 2015 |

In Malaysia, B7 will be rolled out in the eastern part of the country by the end of the month at 336 filling stations. Doing so will create demand for 138,000 metric tons of palm oil biodiesel annually, bumping total biodiesel consumption to 576,000 tons nationwide. Meanwhile, the Malaysian Palm Oil Board is conducting tests […]

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Brazil undertakes first steps in making B7 mandate permanent

Brazil undertakes first steps in making B7 mandate permanent

August 5, 2014 |

In Brazil, the national congress will begin deliberating this week whether or not to extend the president’s executive order this year to boost the biodiesel blend to 7%. The executive order had a 60-day sunset period but was extended by the president of the congress until September. Now the mixed group of congressional deputies must […]

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