Tag: Malaysia

Malaysia trying to prove B10 is good for engines rather than vice versa

Malaysia trying to prove B10 is good for engines rather than vice versa

January 16, 2017 |

In Malaysia, even though the implementation of the B10 blending mandate continues to be delayed until finally it has been shelved indefinitely, the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities has said the fuel has been shown to clean engines and is a superior fuel following 4×4 tests and further validation from other domestic and international […]

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Drought cuts Malaysian palm oil production 6% in November

Drought cuts Malaysian palm oil production 6% in November

December 15, 2016 |

In Malaysia, drought continues to impact oil palm trees, negatively impacting production and helping to boost prices this year in the biggest intra-year jump seen in six years. Palm oil production fell more than 6% in November to 1.57 million metric tons, more than the 3% estimate a Bloomberg survey of expects came up with. […]

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Malaysian truckers want more R&D before B10 is implemented

Malaysian truckers want more R&D before B10 is implemented

November 24, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the trucking industry is calling on the government to undertake more tests of B10 in light of continued concerns that the higher blend will have negative impacts on their vehicles. The palm oil board has yet to get back to the haulers association after raising their concerns and requesting more R&D before the […]

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Malaysia delays B10 blending indefinitely due to high CPO prices

Malaysia delays B10 blending indefinitely due to high CPO prices

November 15, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the government announced that it will delay the implementation of its B10 blending mandate yet again after the most recent December 1 deadline was found to be unrealistic due to the price difference between fossil diesel and palm oil-based biodiesel. A new date has not been set yet as the government doesn’t want […]

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Malaysia to start B10 implementation roll out December 1

Malaysia to start B10 implementation roll out December 1

November 7, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the government’s long awaited B10 mandate will come into effect on December 1, first starting in Johor and then spreading throughout the country. On the same date, B7 will be implemented nationwide. Technical justifications are required for not using the B10 blend while vehicle manufactures like BMW are recommending drivers use Euro 5 […]

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Malaysian company seeks income stability from Thai ethanol venture

Malaysian company seeks income stability from Thai ethanol venture

October 10, 2016 |

In Malaysia, KNM Group expects 70% of its revenue to come from renewable energy, the vast majority of which will come from its 72% shareholding in Thailand’s Impress Ethanol Co. when it is fully operation in 2023. The facility is expected to come online in 2017. The remainder of the group’s operations are as contract […]

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Malaysia’s KNM to seek $80 million in bonds for Thai ethanol expansion

Malaysia’s KNM to seek $80 million in bonds for Thai ethanol expansion

September 26, 2016 |

In Malaysia, KNM Group is looking to issue $80 million worth of bonds in Thai baht guaranteed by the Asian Development Bank’s Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility to build a 200 million liter per day ethanol plant, expanding a current facility owned by Impress Ethanol Co. that KNM purchased 72% of in May. The company […]

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Malaysia’s B10 policy implementation delayed again

Malaysia’s B10 policy implementation delayed again

September 22, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the B10 policy won’t be implemented next month after all, following several delays from its original summer start date. The B10 will cost more than the B7, and is also seen as a burden for implementation in the southern region. The Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities may have been too enthusiastic about […]

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Malaysian palm oil stocks fall in line with higher CPO exports

Malaysian palm oil stocks fall in line with higher CPO exports

September 13, 2016 |

In Malaysia, palm oil stocks fell 17.29% to 1.46 million metric tons in August while crude oil palm stocks specifically fell more than 25% to 757,405 tons. While stocks fell, overall production of crude palm oil rose more than 7% to 1.70 million tons while palm kernel production rose nearly 10% on the month to […]

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Malaysia’s long-awaited B10 to be implemented by year’s end

Malaysia’s long-awaited B10 to be implemented by year’s end

September 13, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the delayed implementation of the B10 policy that was scheduled for June will now be ready before the end of the year. With an estimated additional demand of 750,000 metric tons above the current B7 policy, the additional use of palm oil is expected to pare down stocks and support prices. The national […]

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