Tag: Malaysia

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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Malaysia trying to prove B10 is good for engines rather than vice versa

Malaysia trying to prove B10 is good for engines rather than vice versa

January 16, 2017 |

In Malaysia, even though the implementation of the B10 blending mandate continues to be delayed until finally it has been shelved indefinitely, the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities has said the fuel has been shown to clean engines and is a superior fuel following 4×4 tests and further validation from other domestic and international […]

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Drought cuts Malaysian palm oil production 6% in November

Drought cuts Malaysian palm oil production 6% in November

December 15, 2016 |

In Malaysia, drought continues to impact oil palm trees, negatively impacting production and helping to boost prices this year in the biggest intra-year jump seen in six years. Palm oil production fell more than 6% in November to 1.57 million metric tons, more than the 3% estimate a Bloomberg survey of expects came up with. […]

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Malaysian truckers want more R&D before B10 is implemented

Malaysian truckers want more R&D before B10 is implemented

November 24, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the trucking industry is calling on the government to undertake more tests of B10 in light of continued concerns that the higher blend will have negative impacts on their vehicles. The palm oil board has yet to get back to the haulers association after raising their concerns and requesting more R&D before the […]

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Malaysia delays B10 blending indefinitely due to high CPO prices

Malaysia delays B10 blending indefinitely due to high CPO prices

November 15, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the government announced that it will delay the implementation of its B10 blending mandate yet again after the most recent December 1 deadline was found to be unrealistic due to the price difference between fossil diesel and palm oil-based biodiesel. A new date has not been set yet as the government doesn’t want […]

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Malaysia to start B10 implementation roll out December 1

Malaysia to start B10 implementation roll out December 1

November 7, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the government’s long awaited B10 mandate will come into effect on December 1, first starting in Johor and then spreading throughout the country. On the same date, B7 will be implemented nationwide. Technical justifications are required for not using the B10 blend while vehicle manufactures like BMW are recommending drivers use Euro 5 […]

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Malaysian company seeks income stability from Thai ethanol venture

Malaysian company seeks income stability from Thai ethanol venture

October 10, 2016 |

In Malaysia, KNM Group expects 70% of its revenue to come from renewable energy, the vast majority of which will come from its 72% shareholding in Thailand’s Impress Ethanol Co. when it is fully operation in 2023. The facility is expected to come online in 2017. The remainder of the group’s operations are as contract […]

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