Tag: Malaysia

Malaysia says European vote to ban palm oil biodiesel will set back trade relations

Malaysia says European vote to ban palm oil biodiesel will set back trade relations

November 30, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the plantation and commodities minister criticized the European Parliament’s industry and energy committee’s support for a ban on palm oil-based biofuels as proposed by the environment committee as a step backwards for EU-Malaysian trade relations. The country sees the votes as a protectionist barrier because European oilseed-based biodiesel would still be allowed, though […]

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EU’s single palm oil certification seen stricter than RSPO Next

EU’s single palm oil certification seen stricter than RSPO Next

November 13, 2017 |

In Malaysia, an advisor to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil says he expects the European Union’s single certification scheme for palm oil to be much stricter than the RSPO Next put out last year that tightens the requirements beyond the standard certification. He disagrees that governments should drive such certifications and should instead be […]

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Malaysia’s Sabah state commits to follow EU lead on palm oil sustainability

Malaysia’s Sabah state commits to follow EU lead on palm oil sustainability

November 6, 2017 |

In Malaysia, on the back of pressure from the European Parliament regarding sustainability of palm oil for biofuels, the state of Sabah has made a commitment to have 100% of its palm oil certified by the Parliament’s proposed single palm oil certification scheme by 2025, rather than the Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil  (MSPO) certification scheme, […]

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Dutch ambassador to Malaysia said member states and European Commission not behind Parliament’s palm oil ban

Dutch ambassador to Malaysia said member states and European Commission not behind Parliament’s palm oil ban

October 11, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the Ambassador to Malaysia from the Netherlands says the European Union member states nor the European Commission have a position on the recommendation made by the European Parliament to end the use of palm oil in biodiesel by 2020, instead saying that a balanced approach must be found that takes into consideration the […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia desperately looking for new palm oil markets

Malaysia and Indonesia desperately looking for new palm oil markets

September 14, 2017 |

In Malaysia, palm oil producers are looking for new export markets as the European market continues to sour towards its oil and biodiesel, with eyes on Africa and closer to home in South Asia. Despite concerns of shifting sentiment, Europe’s Indonesian palm oil imports have risen 40% during the first half of 2017. Indonesia has […]

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Malaysian palm oil prices may lose support following US import duty decision

Malaysian palm oil prices may lose support following US import duty decision

August 24, 2017 |

In Malaysia, crude palm oil prices have been rising recently in response to tighter supplies following lower-than-expected production over the summer but the market is concerned prices will fall in response to the United States imposing anti-dumping duties on Indonesian and Argentine biodiesel. The falling demand should weigh on prices as a result. Currently prices […]

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Malaysia teaming with Indonesia to develop Chinese and Indian biodiesel markets

Malaysia teaming with Indonesia to develop Chinese and Indian biodiesel markets

August 24, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the government is working to further strengthen its ties with Indonesia on palm oil promotion and marketing in an effort to combat increasing aggression from EU and US markets by collaborating in market development in countries like China and India. China is looking to implement a B5 policy that the countries could jointly […]

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Malaysian oil palm producer offers $175.1 million for 11,600ha in Sabah

Malaysian oil palm producer offers $175.1 million for 11,600ha in Sabah

August 22, 2017 |

In Malaysia, oil palm producer Boustead Plantations has made an offer to buy 11,600 ha in Sabah for $175.1 million from Pertama Land & Development that has been accepted. The company’s Q2 results improved thanks to higher fresh fruit bunch production as well as improved palm oil prices but it expects prices to fall back […]

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Malaysia negotiating with auto manufacturers to warranty B10

Malaysia negotiating with auto manufacturers to warranty B10

August 9, 2017 |

In Malaysia, the government is negotiating with automobile manufacturers to ensure their commercial vehicles sold in the country will have warranties that cover use of B10 when the fuel comes into the market. Currently commercial fuel is blended with 7% biodiesel but the plantations minister says that in tropical climates using palm oil biodiesel, contrary […]

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Head of EU delegation to Malaysia says European Parliament may be using inaccurate facts about CPO

Head of EU delegation to Malaysia says European Parliament may be using inaccurate facts about CPO

August 7, 2017 |

In Malaysia, ahead of the parliamentary delegation to Europe next month in an effort to promote the use of palm oil for biodiesel and head off any legislation that may ban or inhibit the use of palm oil biodiesel in European countries, the head of the European delegation to Malaysia has written to the plantations […]

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