Tag: Malaysia

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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Low Malaysian palm oil prices see biodiesel hit biggest discount in four years

Low Malaysian palm oil prices see biodiesel hit biggest discount in four years

July 17, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Bloomberg reports that surplus palm oil supplies have seen the gap between biodiesel and fossil fuel prices reach the largest gap seen since 2014 with palm oil-based biodiesel reaching a discount of $124 per metric ton last Friday. The gap has since narrowed to $107 on Monday. With prices so low, exports could […]

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Malaysian investors to put $15 million into W2E plant to power eco resorts

Malaysian investors to put $15 million into W2E plant to power eco resorts

July 16, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Syonku Group with team with Hira Energy to invest $15 million in the country’s first waste-to-energy pilot plant and will be the third in Asia using the specific technology, following Thailand and Indonesia. Hira Energy has been licensed a US technology that will be implemented for the project, first processing up to 300 […]

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France warns Malaysia to keep its nose clean on palm oil

France warns Malaysia to keep its nose clean on palm oil

July 11, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the Borneo Post reports that the French ambassador has sent a strong warning to palm oil producers and the national government that if the production of palm isn’t done sustainably, even though the ban on palm oil has been postponed until 2030, European consumers won’t stand for it. France’s Total plans to use […]

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New Malaysian plantations minister challenged to find new markets for palm oil

New Malaysian plantations minister challenged to find new markets for palm oil

July 10, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the palm oil industry is hopeful the new plantations minister will push a stronger biodiesel agenda in the country to help provide added value markets domestically for its CPO rather than as a low-cost commodity for export. With higher minimum wage increases, the price of CPO is expected to rise in comparison with […]

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Malaysian and UK researchers develop new technology to process POME

Malaysian and UK researchers develop new technology to process POME

May 22, 2018 |

In Malaysia, engineers at the University of Nottingham Malaysia have developed new technology to help the global palm oil processing industry reduce CO2 emissions and create renewable energy from its waste. Now University researchers, in collaboration with Malaysian industry partners, have built a unique integrated zero-waste management system for the mills. The pilot plant, called […]

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Malaysian palm oil stocks fell to seven-month low on higher demand and exports

Malaysian palm oil stocks fell to seven-month low on higher demand and exports

May 15, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Reuters reports that palm oil stocks fell to 2.17 million metric tons as of late April, down more than 6% since March and the lowest seen in seven months thanks to higher demand as petroleum prices rise. With palm oil prices reaching 21-month lows in early May at $603.09 per ton last week, […]

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Estimates for palm oil prices already factor in Malaysian elections

Estimates for palm oil prices already factor in Malaysian elections

April 30, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the Edge Markets reports that key analyst Dorab Mistry believes risk from the country’s upcoming elections this year are already built into the price and with current supply and demand estimates, he expects a range of $612.56-$689.13 per metric ton for most of the rest of the year. Current prices are just slightly […]

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Tighter soy oil supplies seen supporting Malaysian palm oil to $617/ton by midyear

Tighter soy oil supplies seen supporting Malaysian palm oil to $617/ton by midyear

April 16, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the New Straits Times reports that local investment banks believe palm oil prices could reach $617 per metric ton by midyear, up from current levels around $565 thanks to support from diminishing soybean oil supplies in both Argentina and the US. With soy oil prices up 8% so far this year, higher prices […]

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