Tag: Malaysia

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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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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