Tag: Malaysia

Malaysian palm oil stocks jump after production losses come in lower

Malaysian palm oil stocks jump after production losses come in lower

November 11, 2014 |

In Malaysia, palm oil production hasn’t fallen as much as expected, in turn boosting stocks to the highest levels seen since February 2013 of 2.17 million metric tons, up 3.7% on the month. Production has only fallen 0.2% compared to the 3.2% expected by analysts. Exports have also fallen by 1.4% to 1.61 million tons. […]

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Malaysia’s FGV Biotechnologies to export 100,000 tons of biodiesel annually

Malaysia’s FGV Biotechnologies to export 100,000 tons of biodiesel annually

November 10, 2014 |

In Malaysia, FGV Biotechnologies plans to boost its palm oil biodiesel exports to 70% of its total production, equaling about 100,000 metric tons annually, with main export destinations including the EU, China, the United States and South-East Asia. Rather than using CPO like most biodiesel producers, the company uses Palm Fatty Acid Distillates, which it […]

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Malaysia’s sustainable palm oil certification program to come online in January

Malaysia’s sustainable palm oil certification program to come online in January

November 3, 2014 |

In Malaysia, the national sustainability program for palm oil—Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil, MSPO—is set for launch in January as a way to help market the country’s CPO. Ongoing talks for the Malaysia-European Union Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership are expected to provide additional export demand, and that MSPO meant to support those exports. […]

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FGV exports palm oil biodiesel to China for first time

FGV exports palm oil biodiesel to China for first time

October 28, 2014 |

In China, Malaysia’s Felda Global Ventures Holdings has exported 6,000 metric tons of PME to the Nansha Port, Guangzhou, a first for the company. It hopes to further penetrate what is says is the world’s largest biodiesel market. The company represents more than 31% of Malaysia’s PME exports.  

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Malaysia’s biodiesel blend to increase to 7% in November

Malaysia’s biodiesel blend to increase to 7% in November

October 28, 2014 |

In Malaysia, the biodiesel blend will jump to 7% from the current 5% in November. Domestic palm oil prices have fallen 20% this year due to oversupplies. National palm oil consumption to boost to 575,000 metric tons per year upon implementation of the B7 policy. The country is also exploring boosting the blend to 10% […]

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Malaysian palm oil prices weaken thanks to falling crude

Malaysian palm oil prices weaken thanks to falling crude

October 13, 2014 |

In Malaysia, palm oil prices are following crude oil prices south, closing at $664.01 per metric ton on Monday. Brent crude fell to $88. Demand for vegetable oils for biodiesel is falling as fossil fuel prices slip further. In the US, soybean production is expected to rise 17% on the year, adding more supplies to the […]

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Increased demand due to cheap feedstock seeing support vegetable oil prices

Increased demand due to cheap feedstock seeing support vegetable oil prices

August 20, 2014 |

In Malaysia and Illinois, prices for palm oil and soy oil both fell to five-year lows following a current glut and expectation of further supplies from a bumper soy crop. The cheap prices are expected to boost demand, however, which Oil World says will least to stronger prices.  

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USGC secures permanent Malaysia exemption for DDGS imports

USGC secures permanent Malaysia exemption for DDGS imports

August 20, 2014 |

In Washington, Malaysian officials recently agreed to permanently exempt imports of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and corn gluten meal (CGM) from that nation’s new, more stringent sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) and inspection regulations for agricultural commodities. The decision makes permanent a temporary exemption, granted in May, for the period from July 31 […]

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Universiti Teknologi MARA developing gasification technology for producer gas

Universiti Teknologi MARA developing gasification technology for producer gas

August 15, 2014 |

In Malaysia, a research team from Universiti Teknologi MARA has embarked on a project related to gasification of biomass to produce clean producer gas. This gas mixture can be used as a fuel for internal combustion engines, turbine and fuel cell for power generation.  

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Rabobank sees palm oil prices strengthening but staying capped at around $786

Rabobank sees palm oil prices strengthening but staying capped at around $786

August 14, 2014 |

In Malaysia, Rabobank expects palm oil production to get back up to $786 per metric ton this year thanks to increased demand driven by blending mandates. Prices should go slightly higher in 2015. Demand is currently subdued due to better crushing margins from soy, including in India, but as those supplies run down there will […]

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