Tag: Malaysia

Malaysia planning B10 white paper by year’s end

Malaysia planning B10 white paper by year’s end

September 19, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the Bernama news agency reports that the industries ministry will at last put forward a white paper by the end of this year looking at the switch to B10. The country has run up against resistance from truckers and engine manufacturers who say higher blends will damage vehicles but the government is looking […]

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Croatian ambassador tells Malaysia to invest in PR if it wants to fix palm oil’s reputation

Croatian ambassador tells Malaysia to invest in PR if it wants to fix palm oil’s reputation

September 13, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Croatia’s ambassador to the country said that if Malaysia is serious about trying to change the hearts and minds of Europeans regarding the reputation of palm oil and its sustainability, then the government needs to invest in public relations in order to change the narrative. He said that blaming the EU countries for […]

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Malaysia teams with FGV to get smallholder oil palm farmers certified sustainable

Malaysia teams with FGV to get smallholder oil palm farmers certified sustainable

September 4, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the primary industries ministry will team with FGV to help small holder farmers achieve the national sustainable palm oil certification. At the moment, only 20% of palm oil production achieves the national certification but the government’s target is for 100% by the end of 2019. To achieve this goal, the government will loop […]

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Al Jazeera report slams RSPO for not committing to “no deforestation” policy

Al Jazeera report slams RSPO for not committing to “no deforestation” policy

August 29, 2018 |

In Malaysia, a new report by Al Jazeera regarding palm oil for biofuels in the country slams the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil for not committing to a “no deforestation” policy. The story highlights villages who are suffering from reduce environmental services that once were provided by the nearby rainforest following deforestation that led to […]

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Indonesia’s B20 bet seen helping Malaysia’s palm oil stocks challenge

Indonesia’s B20 bet seen helping Malaysia’s palm oil stocks challenge

August 28, 2018 |

In Malaysia, an analyst said he expects Indonesia’s push towards B20 from September 1 to improve the supply situation for Malaysia as the country steps in to fill the gap in the export market, slowing down the rise in its accumulation of stocks. As of the end of July, Malaysia’s palm oil stocks were 22 […]

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Chinese investors look to set up biodiesel production in Malaysia

Chinese investors look to set up biodiesel production in Malaysia

August 22, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Chinese investors are keen to set up bio-processing businesses including a Beijing Sanju Environmental Protection and New Materials Co who is seeking to set up a $200 million plant that will use palm kernel shells, palm fiber, empty fruit brunches and palm oil milk effluent waste to produce 400,000 metric tons of biofuel […]

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Malaysian truck associations team up to oppose proposed B10 mandate

Malaysian truck associations team up to oppose proposed B10 mandate

August 8, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the Pan-Malaysia Lorry Owners’ Association 1987 as well as the Association of Malaysian Hauliers oppose plans to boost the biodiesel mandate to 10% next year from the current 7%. Both claim that the higher biodiesel blend would damage their trucks, requiring servicing more often and requiring upgrades to engines to allow them to […]

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Belgium urges Malaysia to open diplomatic mission to EU to lobby for palm oil

Belgium urges Malaysia to open diplomatic mission to EU to lobby for palm oil

August 1, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the Borneo Post reports that the Belgian ambassador to Malaysia suggested the country set up a separate diplomatic mission in Brussels specifically to lobby the European Union’s 28 countries, especially on issues such as palm oil. The new Malaysian government is seen as more open to negotiations with the European Union and European […]

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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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