Tag: B20

Grand Forks public buses get B20 this summer

Grand Forks public buses get B20 this summer

July 16, 2020 |

In North Dakota, this summer Cities Area Transit (CAT) buses are running on a different fuel than normal. CAT recently switched to fueling their fleet with B20, a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel. To help introduce Grand Forks residents to biodiesel and its benefits, the Route 7 bus that travels from […]

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B20 implementation in Indonesian regions delayed while B30 to remain supported elsewhere

B20 implementation in Indonesian regions delayed while B30 to remain supported elsewhere

May 21, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Bernama news agency reports that due to COVID-19, the government has delayed the implementation of B20 in both Sarawak and Sabah. Sarawak will now start mandating B20 in transportation from September 1 instead of April 1 while implementation in Sabah has been postponed to January 1 rather than August 1 this year […]

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Analysts say Malaysian palm oil industry to be hit hard in 2021 by B20 roll out freeze

Analysts say Malaysian palm oil industry to be hit hard in 2021 by B20 roll out freeze

April 20, 2020 |

In Malaysia, the Sun newspaper reports that CGS CIMB Research says suspending the roll out of the 20% biodiesel blending mandate as announced last week will likely have significant impacts on the palm oil industry next year when the loss in demand will be most strongly felt. With demand for B20 in transport and B7 […]

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Malaysia decides to halt roll out of B20 mandate due to COVID-19

Malaysia decides to halt roll out of B20 mandate due to COVID-19

April 16, 2020 |

In Malaysia, the Today newspaper reports that the national biodiesel association says the government is going to hold off on further implementation of the B20 mandate that was launched in January in some regions and was expected to be nationwide by mid-June 2021. Malaysia has been one of the hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic in […]

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Malaysia releases new fuel standards to help with B20 roll out

Malaysia releases new fuel standards to help with B20 roll out

January 29, 2020 |

In Malaysia, Bernama news agency reports that the standards department has issued two new standards to support the fuel supply chain’s implementation of the 20% biodiesel blending mandate. Introduction of the standards are meant to also help boost consumer confidence in addition to helping fuel producers and fuel retailers alike, not to mention vehicle manufacturers […]

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Thai government wants drivers to fill up with B20 to reduce smog

Thai government wants drivers to fill up with B20 to reduce smog

January 22, 2020 |

In Thailand, Malaysia’s Star newspaper reports that the Thai government is encouraging motorists to fill up with B10 and B20 which the energy ministry says can reduce smog by up to 25%. The country, and especially the capital, are suffering from severe smog conditions recently. Although all six Thai refineries have committed to produce Euro […]

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Indonesian bus operators concerned about B30 impacts following B20 troubles

Indonesian bus operators concerned about B30 impacts following B20 troubles

January 16, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that bus operators are concerned about the impacts of B30 on their engines because they are already having problems with sediment clogging filters as a result of using B20, which has led to poor vehicle performance. The Young Indonesian Autobus Entrepreneurs Association said that manufactures are not yet […]

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Malaysian palm oil stocks by end-2020 seen falling to below 2 million tons thanks to B20

Malaysian palm oil stocks by end-2020 seen falling to below 2 million tons thanks to B20

December 26, 2019 |

In Malaysia, Reuters reports that the country expects palm oil stocks to total 2.1 million metric tons by year’s end, or at worst 2.5 million tons, compared to 2.3 million tons at the end of December 2018 that was a record high. With the implementation of the B20 blending mandate next year, stocks are expected […]

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Iowa Governor Directs Agencies to Buy Diesel Vehicles with B20 Support

Iowa Governor Directs Agencies to Buy Diesel Vehicles with B20 Support

December 8, 2019 |

In Iowa, Governor Kim Reynolds issued an Executive Order requiring state agencies to purchase diesel engines and vehicles with manufacturer support for at least a 20 percent blend of biodiesel (B20). The move is hailed as a potential driver of increased support for B20 and higher blends with diesel equipment and engine companies in the […]

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B30 vehicle test completed, shows similar performance to B20

B30 vehicle test completed, shows similar performance to B20

November 30, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the five-month road test using 30% blended biodiesel, B30, has been completed and showed similar performance in in power, emissions and fuel consumption compared to B20. The test used 11 vehicles that were driven up to 50,000 kilometers using B30 before the government’s mandate to increase biodiesel blends […]

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