Tag: Malaysia

Malaysia negotiating with auto manufacturers to warranty B10

Malaysia negotiating with auto manufacturers to warranty B10

August 9, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the government is negotiating with automobile manufacturers to ensure their commercial vehicles sold in the country will have warranties that cover use of B10 when the fuel comes into the market. Currently commercial fuel is blended with 7% biodiesel but the plantations minister says that in tropical climates using palm oil biodiesel, contrary […]

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Head of EU delegation to Malaysia says European Parliament may be using inaccurate facts about CPO

Head of EU delegation to Malaysia says European Parliament may be using inaccurate facts about CPO

August 7, 2017 |

In Malaysia, ahead of the parliamentary delegation to Europe next month in an effort to promote the use of palm oil for biodiesel and head off any legislation that may ban or inhibit the use of palm oil biodiesel in European countries, the head of the European delegation to Malaysia has written to the plantations […]

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Malaysia’s B10 policy hindered by high palm oil prices

Malaysia’s B10 policy hindered by high palm oil prices

August 7, 2017 |

In Malaysia, price remains the main deterrent to implementing the B10 biodiesel mandate with biodiesel prices of roughly $2.94/liter compared to $1.60/liter for diesel. Contrary to how the higher blending mandate is financed in Indonesia where the government picks up the bill, in Malaysia it would be up to consumers to pay the price difference […]

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Malaysia to send six MPs to Europe to fight for palm oil

Malaysia to send six MPs to Europe to fight for palm oil

July 31, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the country is sending a delegation of six MPs to Europe in late September in an effort to try and stir up support for palm oil following trends in both the European Union and Norway to move away from using the oil due to sustainability challenges. The mission had been delayed from July […]

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Malaysia wants Philippines to boost biodiesel consumption with imports

Malaysia wants Philippines to boost biodiesel consumption with imports

July 24, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the country is trying to encourage the Philippines to boost its biodiesel blend to 5% from the current 2% and supplement consumption with sustainable palm oil-based biodiesel imports. Currently the Philippines uses only domestically-produced coconut-based biodiesel at around 323,000 metric tons per year. Malaysia is targeting a 50% increase in palm oil exports […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia ready to fight EU at WTO over palm oil ban

Malaysia and Indonesia ready to fight EU at WTO over palm oil ban

July 17, 2017 |

In Malaysia, during a meeting between the trade ministers for Malaysia and Indonesia, the countries expressed deep disappointment in the allegedly unfair treatment by the EU on palm oil in favor of other vegetable oils and commodities which they say also contribute significantly to deforestation. This EU resolution as well as the unfair labeling practices […]

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Malaysian palm oil exports to Iran soar 141.5% through May

Malaysian palm oil exports to Iran soar 141.5% through May

July 13, 2017 |

In Malaysia, palm oil exports to Iran soared 141.5% on the year in the period through May to $174.1 million worth for 282,238 metric tons. Before the country imposed a cap on palm oil imports in 2014 to no more than 30% of domestic oil and fats consumption, the country imported nearly 1 million tons […]

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Malaysian CPO production seen down more than 5% in June

Malaysian CPO production seen down more than 5% in June

July 6, 2017 |

In Malaysia, a survey of 17 oil palm plantations found that crude palm oil production likely fell to 1.57 million metric tons in June, down more than 5% on the month, while export data estimates show that exports likely fell 8% during the month. As a result, stocks for the month remain fairly flat at […]

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Analysts expect Malaysian palm oil prices to fall during H2 as production ramps up

Analysts expect Malaysian palm oil prices to fall during H2 as production ramps up

July 4, 2017 |

In Malaysia, AmInvestment Bank expects crude palm oil prices to fall to an average of $558.46 per metric ton during the last half of the year as the productive season ramps up, compared to $674.8 during the first half. Only a severe El Niño that significantly hits production levels is seen as a potential bullish price […]

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RSPO denies FairPrice’s claims of certified oils

RSPO denies FairPrice’s claims of certified oils

June 20, 2017 |

In Malaysia, in a Straits Times article published on October 16, 2016 FairPrice Premium Cooking Oil and FairPrice Vegetable Oil claimed having been certified by NTUC to be from RSPO certified sources. Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) says that the claim made by NTUC Fairprice is not verified in accordance with the RSPO systems […]

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