Tag: Malaysia

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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Kuala Lampur’s successful B10 trial like to lead to complete transition for city’s fleet

Kuala Lampur’s successful B10 trial like to lead to complete transition for city’s fleet

June 14, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the city of Kuala Lampur’s 3.5 year, 3 million kilometer B10 trial has shown no adverse effects on vehicles as a result of the fuel. The trial included 50 vehicles of the city’s fleet ranging from pick ups to excavators. Two Nissan vehicles that participated in the trial will undergo a more in-depth […]

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Rabobank revises down Malaysian palm oil price estimates due to production recovery

Rabobank revises down Malaysian palm oil price estimates due to production recovery

April 27, 2017 |

In Malaysia, Rabobank has revised down its estimate for palm oil prices to $574.85/mt during the second quarter as oil palms recover from the impacts of drought and begin to return to normal production levels. March production was higher than expected, weighing on prices to lower than the bank had estimated, as an example of […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia to sent ministerial delegation to Brussels over palm oil report

Malaysia and Indonesia to sent ministerial delegation to Brussels over palm oil report

April 26, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the government will send a high level joint ministerial mission including counterparts from Indonesia to Brussels next month in order to head off further negative policy moves following the European Parliament’s nearly unanimous opinion looking to bad palm oil for biodiesel by 2020. Malaysia’s prime minister is concerned about the shift in sentiment […]

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Malaysia concerned about European Parliament’s anti-palm oil report

Malaysia concerned about European Parliament’s anti-palm oil report

April 6, 2017 |

In Malaysia, not surprisingly the country is concerned about the potential impacts from the European Parliament’s non-binding but nearly unanimous vote this week seeking to end imports of non-sustainable palm oil for biofuels by the end of the decade, saying that the policy unfairly targets palm oil against other vegetable oils. The EU currently accounts […]

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Malaysian palm oil industry says its R&D paved the way for higher blends

Malaysian palm oil industry says its R&D paved the way for higher blends

March 29, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the palm oil board lashed back at the economist who said the country and industry hadn’t invested sufficiently in biodiesel research, leaving the country behind other major players. The board’s head of R&D said the industry had been investing in projects since the 1980s, starting with the first continuous process biodiesel pilot facility […]

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Malaysian biodiesel production could hit 900,000 tons in 2017 if B10 implemented

Malaysian biodiesel production could hit 900,000 tons in 2017 if B10 implemented

March 14, 2017 |

In Malaysia, biodiesel production is expected to soar this year to as much as 900,000 metric tons from just 500,000 tons in 2016 as producers respond to expected demand from the B10 policy to be implemented over the next several months. Production in 2016 had fallen by 173,000 tons from 2015. If the blending policy […]

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Malaysian university teams up for UCO collection and biodiesel campaign

Malaysian university teams up for UCO collection and biodiesel campaign

March 13, 2017 |

In Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia has teamed with a local bank’s foundation on a campaign to educate the public about the value of collecting used cooking oil for transformation into and later use of biodiesel. Three community drop-off centers for UCO will be developed under the project, paying people 22 cents per liter. Biodiesel produced […]

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Experts say lack of R&D investment keeping Malaysian biodiesel behind the West

Experts say lack of R&D investment keeping Malaysian biodiesel behind the West

March 2, 2017 |

In Malaysia, national experts have pointed the finger at the government for failing to invest sufficiently in palm oil R&D for biodiesel during the past 30 years that has left the country and its industry behind others like the US and Brazil who have been innovating extensively to improve biodiesel production. Criticism was also pointed […]

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Malaysia to kick off 860km Borneo road trip to promote B10

Malaysia to kick off 860km Borneo road trip to promote B10

March 1, 2017 |

In Malaysia, a 860km road trip across Borneo is being organized by the national palm oil board and the plantation industry ministry to promote the use of biodiesel at the pump and make the public aware of the state’s biofuel programs. A fleet of 12 4×4 vehicles will run on B10 over five days beginning […]

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