Tag: Malaysia

Analyst sees palm oil prices crashing to six-year lows later in 2015

Analyst sees palm oil prices crashing to six-year lows later in 2015

April 13, 2015 |

In Malaysia, key palm oil analyst Dorab Mistry expects the biodiesel feedstock price to fall to six-year lows of $514 per metric ton as a result of increased production. Prices have already fallen 19% this year, following petroleum prices lower, and though production will remain off through June, it is expected to pick up afterwards […]

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Malaysia to reintroduce CPO export tax, Indonesia may follow

Malaysia to reintroduce CPO export tax, Indonesia may follow

March 17, 2015 |

In Malaysia, the country announced it will introduce a 4.5% export tax on crude palm oil exports in April, while Indonesia is expected to follow suit. Malaysia dropped the export tax in September, since when exports of CPO have soared 21% while exports of refined oil have fallen 15%. The Rotterdam price for CPO is […]

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Palm oil prices seen flip-flopping midway through 2015

Palm oil prices seen flip-flopping midway through 2015

March 4, 2015 |

In Malaysia, palm oil prices are expected to suffer schizophrenia this year with the first half seeing higher prices underpinned by increasing demand and lower production while they are expected to flip-flop in the latter half of the year, potentially reaching six-year lows. Growing soy oil supplies mixed with lower petroleum prices are expected to […]

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The Neodiesel Revolution heads offshore: Benefuel, Felda expand in Malaysia

The Neodiesel Revolution heads offshore: Benefuel, Felda expand in Malaysia

February 24, 2015 |

It’s New, it’s Neo —  the neodiesel companies — brimming with technologies to create cleaner alternatives to a powerhouse fuel. They have the performance, half the carbon, and a range of low-cost feedstocks to choose from. Now, neodiesel heads for Malaysia as a JV opens up ultra low-cost feedstocks with Benefuel’s ENSEL technology. From Malaysia have […]

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Malaysian biodiesel producers want policy support like Indonesia

Malaysian biodiesel producers want policy support like Indonesia

February 11, 2015 |

In Malaysia, biodiesel producers want the government to support local production the same way that Indonesian government has with recently-approved subsidies. Rather than direct subsidies like Indonesia, the Malaysian industry is instead looking for tax incentives. Fuel subsidies for gasoline and diesel were recently dropped.

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Malaysian palm oil futures climb to 1-week high on Indonesian subsidy

Malaysian palm oil futures climb to 1-week high on Indonesian subsidy

February 4, 2015 |

In Malaysia, palm oil futures prices rose 2.5% to their highest in a week on the back of news that Indonesia will triple its subsidies to blend biodiesel. One analyst said the subsidy could mean $350 per metric ton for producers, calling the move a “game changer”.  The news prompted traded futures volume to double […]

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Malaysian palm oil prices sink to five-week low on falling biodiesel demand

Malaysian palm oil prices sink to five-week low on falling biodiesel demand

January 27, 2015 |

In Malaysia, palm oil prices have fallen to their lowest in five weeks as demand for biofuel drops, weighing on feedstock prices. Concerns about lower production volume due to floods have receded, and even though production is expected to be down again in February, it doesn’t compensate for the lack of demand. January exports were […]

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Malaysia roles out B7 in eastern part of the country

Malaysia roles out B7 in eastern part of the country

January 19, 2015 |

In Malaysia, B7 will be rolled out in the eastern part of the country by the end of the month at 336 filling stations. Doing so will create demand for 138,000 metric tons of palm oil biodiesel annually, bumping total biodiesel consumption to 576,000 tons nationwide. Meanwhile, the Malaysian Palm Oil Board is conducting tests […]

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Malaysian palm oil production sees sharpest fall in eight years

Malaysian palm oil production sees sharpest fall in eight years

January 13, 2015 |

In Malaysia, crude palm oil production fell in December to 1.36 million metric tons, down 22% from 1.75 million tons in November and the lowest fall seen in eight years. The cut in production is as a result of flooding in key oil palm regions, but even so the country’s palm oil marketing board doesn’t […]

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VC surprise: Spruce Capital, Xeraya Capital announce first close of new $150M Biogreentech Venture Fund 

VC surprise: Spruce Capital, Xeraya Capital announce first close of new $150M Biogreentech Venture Fund 

January 8, 2015 |

As a newly-closed venture fund opens for business with a distinctly Malaysian flavor, we look at the state of venture capital and the new role of integrated sovereign investment. From California and Malaysia comes the news that Spruce Capital Partners and Xeraya Capital have announced the first close of MLS Capital Fund II, L.P. at […]

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