Tag: Malaysia

Malaysia delays B10 policy to later in the year but won’t say when

Malaysia delays B10 policy to later in the year but won’t say when

July 26, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the government says that it remains committed to implementing the B10 policy this year but it will happen later than planned. At first implementation was set for July, then August, and now sometime before year’s end. Rather than weigh on prices as expected, due to the delay, the government’s reaffirmed commitment helped to […]

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Malaysian Biodiesel Association teams with India’s Andhra Pradesh on palm biodiesel

Malaysian Biodiesel Association teams with India’s Andhra Pradesh on palm biodiesel

July 21, 2016 |

In Malaysia, Malaysian Biodiesel Association has signed an agreement with India’s Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board to explore potential collaboration, looking to a future biodiesel blending mandate in India and the palm oil giant’s possibility of exporting feedstock or fuel to supply that demand. Currently, India produces about 600,000 metric tons of biodiesel annually from […]

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La Niña to support Malaysian palm oil prices following El Niño

La Niña to support Malaysian palm oil prices following El Niño

July 13, 2016 |

In Malaysia, dry weather impacts from El Niño have diminished palm oil production that has shrunk production and supported prices, but analysts now believe that the forecasted La Niña phenomenon could also support prices. Shrinking demand from major importers like China have weakened prices but the weather patterns that are seeing peak production periods delayed […]

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Malaysian palm stocks rise despite lower production as exports fall

Malaysian palm stocks rise despite lower production as exports fall

July 13, 2016 |

In Malaysia, palm oil stocks are on the rise despite lower production from El Niño due to reduced demand from main importing countries like China. In June, stocks were more than 7% higher at 1.78 million metric tons. CPO stocks were 10% higher in June while processed palm oil stocks were nearly 5% higher. Meanwhile, […]

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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 researchers develop algae biodiesel using nanocatalysts

Malaysian researchers develop algae biodiesel using nanocatalysts

July 7, 2016 |

In Malaysia, researchers from the Universiti Putra Malaysia have developed a methodology to produce biodiesel from algae using nanocatalysts and synthesized through a calcination–hydration–dehydration technique. The nano-CaO catalysis impact was investigated in a two-step transesterification of triglycerides from crude Jatropha oil as a biodiesel along with other reaction parameters such as catalyst ratio, reaction time, […]

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Malaysia postpones B10 implementation and palm oil futures drop

Malaysia postpones B10 implementation and palm oil futures drop

June 20, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the government said it would likely delay implementation of its B10 blending mandate to August rather than July which in turn weighed heavily on palm oil prices due to the lack of expected demand that has already been priced into the futures market. Prices fell by more than 2% on Monday following the […]

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Malaysian Automotive Association unhappy about B10

Malaysian Automotive Association unhappy about B10

June 16, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the Malaysian Automotive Association has complained in a letter to the trade ministry that the B10 mandate that came into effect earlier this month is detrimental to low-sulfur vehicles designed for Euro5 standards. They claim levels of biodiesel higher than 7% can thin the motor oil and lead to sludging in the engine. […]

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Malaysian farmers not able to reap benefits of high price due to low production

Malaysian farmers not able to reap benefits of high price due to low production

June 16, 2016 |

In Malaysia, falling palm oil stocks will lead to higher prices but with El Niño impacting production volumes, it’s not clear how much farmers will be able to benefit from higher prices considering the lower throughput. Stockpiles hit a 62-month low in May and the trend is expected to continue in June as well, with […]

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Malaysia returns in May as major biodiesel exporter

Malaysia returns in May as major biodiesel exporter

June 13, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the country returned to being a serious exporter in May with 20,872 metric tons with the majority loaded at Pasir Gudang port possibly for a European buyer, compared to just 116 tons the month before. As exports rose, stocks fell more than 8% to 1.65 million tons, the lowest since March 2011, though […]

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