Tag: Malaysia

Pineapple waste shown to be effective 3D printing filament

Pineapple waste shown to be effective 3D printing filament

October 10, 2022 |

In Malaysia, India and Singapore, a group of researchers has developed a process for converting pineapple leaf fibers into filaments for 3D printing. Combined with polylactic acid, the biodegradable filaments were shown in the journal Polymer Composites to have enhanced mechanical, crystalline, chemical bonding and thermal properties.  “In particular, the characterization study reveals that the […]

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Bioeneco and Orion include Philippines into palm kernel shells supply deal

Bioeneco and Orion include Philippines into palm kernel shells supply deal

September 29, 2022 |

In Malaysia, the New Straits Times reports Bioeneco has included the Philippines into its agreement with Orion as a port of call. The original deal was for two monthly shipments of palm kernel shells from Malaysia to Thailand but that has been expanded to include the Philippines, with the annual total to the two countries […]

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Malaysian palm oil exports fall and push up stocks as Indonesia returns to the market

Malaysian palm oil exports fall and push up stocks as Indonesia returns to the market

July 5, 2022 |

In Malaysia, the Star newspaper reports palm oil exports fell again in June which in turn pushed stocks level to the highest seen in seven months to around 1.71 million metric tons, up 12.3% from the end of May. While exports fell, production rose more than 8% to 1.53 million tons, creating the excess stock […]

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Results from Malaysian research on algae for biofuels expected in six months

Results from Malaysian research on algae for biofuels expected in six months

June 28, 2022 |

In Malaysia, the Borneo Post reports the government is currently leading research into algae-based biofuels, the outcomes of which are expected in the next six months. Algae-based biofuels are likely to be used for sustainable aviation fuel if the research proves the feedstock to be commercially viable for the country. Currently, the country’s biofuel production […]

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Malaysia to keep biodiesel blending mandate intact

Malaysia to keep biodiesel blending mandate intact

June 2, 2022 |

In Malaysia, Reuters reports that following pushback from the national biodiesel association, the commodities minister confirmed it will keep biodiesel blending levels where they are, a policy that is contrary to comments made by the palm oil board calling for lower biodiesel blending in response to tight vegetable oil markets, high fuel prices and the […]

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Malaysia Airlines will use SAF in first passenger flights between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

Malaysia Airlines will use SAF in first passenger flights between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

May 31, 2022 |

In Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines will operate the first passenger flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) between Kuala Lumpur – Singapore via MH603 and Singapore – Kuala Lumpur via MH606 on June 5, 2022 in conjunction with World Environment Day. The dedicated SAF-powered flights on 5 June will be operated on the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, using […]

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Malaysia may reduce palm oil export duty and cut biodiesel blending

Malaysia may reduce palm oil export duty and cut biodiesel blending

May 10, 2022 |

In Malaysia, Reuters reports Malaysia may cut its export duty on palm oil by half to fill a gap in the global edible oil market left by the disruption caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The finance ministry has set up a committee to explore the proposal from the plantation industries and commodities ministry that […]

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Malaysian biodiesel association hits back at food vs fuel argument

Malaysian biodiesel association hits back at food vs fuel argument

April 26, 2022 |

In Malaysia, following the Malaysian Palm Oil Board’s statement on Monday that biodiesel blending mandates should be temporarily suspended due to rising oil prices in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine with edible oils prioritized for food rather than fuel, Channel Asia reports that the national biodiesel association has pushed back against what it […]

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Malaysia calls for temporary halt to 1G biofuel production following Indonesian export ban

Malaysia calls for temporary halt to 1G biofuel production following Indonesian export ban

April 25, 2022 |

In Indonesia, Reuters reports the government has put a ban on palm oil exports beginning April 28 in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine’s impact on global edible oil markets. In response, the Malaysian Palm Oil Board called on countries to temporarily focus on food rather than fuel production from edible oils and fats such […]

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Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil to be aligned with international standards

Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil to be aligned with international standards

April 12, 2022 |

In Malaysia, the Malaysian Reserve newspaper reports that together with stakeholders, the palm oil board is reviewing the sustainability standards within the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification scheme to align it with stricter international schemes as well as traceability. Malaysian palm oil regularly comes under fire for weak sustainability criteria so with the European […]

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