Tag: Malaysia

Malaysia to file WTO complaint against EU over palm oil by November

Malaysia to file WTO complaint against EU over palm oil by November

July 15, 2019 |

In Malaysia, The Edge newspaper reports that the country plans to take the European Union to the World Trade Organization over its treatment of palm oil for biofuel and expects to launch the complaint by November. The country’s attorney general is already reviewing the documentation that has been prepared for submitting the complaint while details […]

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Malaysian palm oil reserves top 3 million tons as production rises

Malaysian palm oil reserves top 3 million tons as production rises

July 9, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the Malaysian Reserve reports that domestic palm oil stocks are expected to pass 3 million metric tons this year thanks to production growing 9% on the year through H1 2019. Even though the country recently boosted the blending mandate to 10% for automobiles and 7% for industrial users, boosting annual palm oil demand […]

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Malaysian waste-based biodiesel company sees rising EU demand

Malaysian waste-based biodiesel company sees rising EU demand

June 17, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the Daily Times newspaper reports that Gamalux Oils expects biodiesel exports to jump 30% this year compared to 2018, with about 80% of its product going to the European Union thanks to the company’s sustainable waste oil-based fuels last year. The company has two factories with total installed capacity of 700 metric tons […]

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Malaysia barters 200,000 tons-worth of palm oil with China for equipment and services

Malaysia barters 200,000 tons-worth of palm oil with China for equipment and services

June 4, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the Star newspaper reports that a barter deal for 200,000 metric tons of palm oil has been agreed with China as part of the attempts to strengthen trade between the two countries. Construction services, civilian and defense equipment as well as unspecified natural resources products will be supplied to Malaysia by China in […]

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China and Malaysia team on B10 and B20 garbage truck trials

China and Malaysia team on B10 and B20 garbage truck trials

June 3, 2019 |

In China, Malaysia’s Star newspaper reports that Tsinghua University, Beijing TUS-Deqing Bioenergy and the Malaysian Palm Oil Board have teamed to trial Malaysian palm oil-based biodiesel in 180 garbage trucks in Zhaoqing, southern Guangdong province, to test the B10 and B20 compatibility with the city’s sanitation fleet. The 20-month trial will include 12 months of […]

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Sime Darby launches online tool allowing everyone to trace its palm oil supply chain

Sime Darby launches online tool allowing everyone to trace its palm oil supply chain

May 28, 2019 |

In Malaysia, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) launches ‘Crosscheck’, an open access online tool that allows everyone to trace sources of SDP’s palm oil supply down to the mill level. This latest effort by SDP represents a major step forward for the Company in its journey to create a deforestation-free supply chain. As the leading […]

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Malaysia preparing “B20/B30-ready” vehicle specification

Malaysia preparing “B20/B30-ready” vehicle specification

May 27, 2019 |

In Malaysia, Reuters reports that the primary industries ministry is getting closer to boosting biodiesel consumption again as it prepares a “B20/B30-ready” vehicle specification in conjunction with the international trade and industry ministry. The country has been undergoing consultations with heavy vehicle manufacturers and testing in order to boost its blending mandate again in an […]

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Lower palm oil stocks seen supporting Malaysian prices

Lower palm oil stocks seen supporting Malaysian prices

May 13, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the Star newspaper reports that after reaching record low levels earlier this year, palm oil should start to recover on the back of falling stocks thanks to lower production and higher exports, with more demand seen in the short term thanks to Ramadan. April stocks fell 6.6% to 2.72 million metric tons compared […]

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Malaysia sets up $1.2 million “just in case” insurance fund for vehicles damaged by B10

Malaysia sets up $1.2 million “just in case” insurance fund for vehicles damaged by B10

April 30, 2019 |

In Malaysia, local press reports that in an effort to help increase confidence amongst the driving public that B10 won’t damage vehicles, the government will set up a $1.2 million insurance fund that will pay for repairs to vehicles that are proven to have been damaged by the higher biodiesel blend. B10 was already launched […]

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Malaysia gearing up for WTO fight over palm oil while also boosting its sustainability

Malaysia gearing up for WTO fight over palm oil while also boosting its sustainability

April 25, 2019 |

In Malaysia, local press reports that the country’s primary industries minister doesn’t see the European Union budging on its stance against palm oil for biofuel so in turn is taking a two-pronged approach to the challenge: on one hand preparing to move forward with a formal WTO complaint and on the other hand working with […]

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