Tag: Malaysia

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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Eco-Sponge agrees five-year deal with Ace Edible Oil for 150,000 tons of palm-based biodiesel and products annually

Eco-Sponge agrees five-year deal with Ace Edible Oil for 150,000 tons of palm-based biodiesel and products annually

March 24, 2021 |

In Malaysia, Fintech Global announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Eco-Sponge Sdn. Bhd. (“ECS”), had on March 23, 2021 entered into a five-year collaboration agreement with Ace Edible Oil Industries Sdn. Bhd.(“AEOI”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Green Ocean Corporation Berhad (“G Ocean”) to supply around 150,000 metric tons’ worth of biodiesel and biofuel related […]

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Two of BiON’s Malaysian biogas plants now supplying electricity to the national grid

Two of BiON’s Malaysian biogas plants now supplying electricity to the national grid

March 16, 2021 |

In Malaysia, BiON reported progress on its four biogas power plants – two of which are now selling electricity to Tenaga Nasional Berhad (“TNB”), Malaysia’s largest integrated electricity company. Once fully-operational, BiON’s current portfolio of biogas power plants, which generate electricity from the biogas produced in the treatment of palm oil mill effluent (“POME”), will […]

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Palm oil prices skyrocket to 13-year high

Palm oil prices skyrocket to 13-year high

March 15, 2021 |

In Malaysia, Singapore’s Today reports that palm oil prices have skyrocketed to 13-year highs at $1,007.30 per metric ton, further compounding challenges for the Malaysian and Indonesian governments who have bet heavily on palm oil biodiesel blending to lower FX and support local industries. Production has tightened due to weather challenges and the impacts of […]

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Malaysia to sue European Union in WTO lawsuit over palm oil

Malaysia to sue European Union in WTO lawsuit over palm oil

January 17, 2021 |

In Malaysia, Scandasia reports that the Malaysian government plans to file a lawsuit against the European Union on the trade bloc’s policy to phase out palm oil-based biofuels imports to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by 2030. “Datuk Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister said at a press conference at the […]

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Malaysia set to file official WTO complaint against EU palm oil policy on Friday

Malaysia set to file official WTO complaint against EU palm oil policy on Friday

January 13, 2021 |

In Malaysia, the Malaysia Reserve reports the government is expected to officially file its complaint against the European Union’s palm oil ban at the World Trade Organization on Friday. The decision to move forward with the complaint was approved recently by the Cabinet who has committed to fight against what it feels are discriminatory policies. […]

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Pineapple waste takes flight as drone component

Pineapple waste takes flight as drone component

January 11, 2021 |

In Malaysia, researchers have designed a drone using fibers extracted from pineapple leaves. The project, led by Professor Mohamed Thariq Hameed Sultan at University Putra Malaysia, began in 2017 when a community project asked the school to find an outlet for the region’s abundant waste pineapple leaves.  The drone components made out of pineapple leaves […]

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Palm oil industry encouraged to look to Asia and Africa while forgetting the West

Palm oil industry encouraged to look to Asia and Africa while forgetting the West

January 7, 2021 |

In Malaysia, the CEO of IOI Corporation suggested the palm oil industry forget about fighting for market access in Europe and instead focus on growing import markets in China and India while the Chairman of Bidco Group suggested investing in additional production in Africa. Half of the world’s population lies in Asia where demand will […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia forced to push back higher blending plans

Malaysia and Indonesia forced to push back higher blending plans

January 7, 2021 |

In Malaysia, Bernama reports that much like Indonesia, Malaysia is being forced to postpone increasing its biodiesel mandate due to focus on battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than completing the nationwide 20% mandate in mid-2021, the full roll out has been postponed until early 2022 while Indonesia’s B40 mandate could be delayed to late 2022 […]

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Coffee waste face masks now available in Malaysia

Coffee waste face masks now available in Malaysia

December 7, 2020 |

In Malaysia, a shoe company and baby care brand have partnered to bring biodegradable face masks made of coffee waste to the local market. The masks are meant to serve as an eco-friendlier personal protective equipment option against the spread of COVID-19.  Local infant retailer Offspring, Inc will sell the reusable, three-layer masks for RM79 […]

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