Tag: B20

Malaysia says it will implement B20 by end-2022

Malaysia says it will implement B20 by end-2022

October 6, 2021 |

In Malaysia, the Edge Markets reports the government still plans to complete its B20 rollout, now hoping to do so by end-2022. Upgrades for biodiesel blending infrastructure remains a major hurdle to the mandate’s implementation, according to the plantations minister, who puts the blame on COVID-19 impacting the availability of technical staff to get the […]

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University of Botswana says country has feedstock for 15M liters of B20 annually

University of Botswana says country has feedstock for 15M liters of B20 annually

September 23, 2021 |

In Botswana, University of Botswana research indicates that Botswana has enough feedstock to yield more than 15 million liters of B20 biodiesel annually, thus slowly turning into reality Botswana’s dream to become a biodiesel producing country. The data collected so far suggests that Botswana had enough feedstock to support a biodiesel plant with a capacity […]

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Malaysia’s B20 implementation now seen complete by end-2022

Malaysia’s B20 implementation now seen complete by end-2022

June 15, 2021 |

In Malaysia, the Star newspaper reports that after several false starts, the government now believes the B20 mandate will be completely implemented nationwide by the end of 2022. The most recent attempt to implement the mandate was put on hold indefinitely with the government putting the blame on COVID-19 impacts but others felt it had […]

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Malaysia postpones B20 in Sabah and the peninsula indefinitely

Malaysia postpones B20 in Sabah and the peninsula indefinitely

June 2, 2021 |

In Malaysia, The Edge Markets reports that the government has decided to delay yet again implementation of the B20 blending mandate in both Sabah and on the peninsula, this time without a new target date. The impacts of COVID-19 and the increase in cases was reported as the reason for the decision for further delays […]

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Illinois Soybean Growers pleased with B20 state bill

Illinois Soybean Growers pleased with B20 state bill

May 10, 2021 |

In Illinois, Illinois Soybean Growers Government Relations Committee Chairman, Ron Kindred, a soybean and corn farmer from Atlanta, Ill., has released the following statement in reaction to Governor Pritzker’s proposed Consumers and Climate First Act:  “ISG is encouraged by the Governor’s actions in proposing to decarbonize fuels by using biodiesel blends, and we support the […]

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Illinois state legislature looking at bill transitioning to B20 by 2024

Illinois state legislature looking at bill transitioning to B20 by 2024

March 30, 2021 |

In Illinois, Brownfield Ag News reports state legislators have submitted a bill that seeks to boost the state’s current B11 mandate to B20 by 2024. The state’s tax exemption for B11 expires soon but the bill would extend it for another six months in addition to the transition to B20. The push for B20 is […]

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Malaysia’s complete B20 roll out delayed until year’s end due to COVID-19 impacts

Malaysia’s complete B20 roll out delayed until year’s end due to COVID-19 impacts

March 29, 2021 |

In Malaysia, The Edge Markets reports the Malaysian Palm Oil Board the further roll out of the B20 mandate has been delayed due to the economic impact of COVID-19 and will reach Peninsular Malaysia by the end of the year. It says the situation in Malaysia is different than in Indonesia so the two countries’ […]

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Missouri state senator introduces bill to reach B20 by 2024

Missouri state senator introduces bill to reach B20 by 2024

December 30, 2020 |

In Missouri, state Sen. Denny Hoskins has pre-filed a bill called the Missouri Made Fuels Act that would see biodiesel blending increase annually through 2024, reaching 20% by that time. The legislation seeks a first 5% blending mandate starting in April 2022, increasing to 10% in March 2023 before reaching 20% the following year. During […]

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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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