Tag: Malaysia

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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Malaysian medical glove maker develops greener option as pandemic rages

Malaysian medical glove maker develops greener option as pandemic rages

November 30, 2020 |

In Malaysia, a producer of medical gloves is hoping to address the environmental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by introducing a natural rubber medical glove that biodegrades 100 times faster than its synthetic counterparts.  According to Meditech Gloves, 300 billion medical gloves will be used in 2020, enough to fill the Empire State Building a […]

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Petronas announces net zero target by 2050 with eye on non-traditional biofuels

Petronas announces net zero target by 2050 with eye on non-traditional biofuels

November 5, 2020 |

In Malaysia, on the heels of BP’s move that shook the oil industry, Platts reports that Petronas has announced it too wants to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The company CEO said it will focus on “nature-based” solutions, undoubtedly doubling down on its biofuel investments, production and continued R&D, including keeping an eye […]

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FGV expands palm oil storage tanks in light of increased biodiesel demand

FGV expands palm oil storage tanks in light of increased biodiesel demand

October 19, 2020 |

In Malaysia, due to increasing market demand and to fulfil the government B20 biodiesel mandate for the transport sector, FGV has expanded its bulking facility by adding six new vegetable oil storage tanks. Four of the tanks are located in Pasir Gudang, Johor with 10,400 metric tons capacity completed in August 2020 and two tanks […]

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FGV says all labor issues regarding palm oil have been dealth with

FGV says all labor issues regarding palm oil have been dealth with

October 1, 2020 |

In Malaysia, FGV Holdings Berhad refers to the Withhold Release Order (WRO) issued by the United States Customs and Border Protection against palm oil and palm oil products made by FGV. FGV would like to emphasize that all issues raised have been the subject of public discourse since 2015 and FGV has taken several steps […]

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Palm oil-gasoil spread at nine-year low making discretionary blending impossible

Palm oil-gasoil spread at nine-year low making discretionary blending impossible

September 29, 2020 |

In Malaysia, Bloomberg reports that the palm oil-gasoil spread is grown to its largest since 2011 at around $350 per metric ton but soared past $400 earlier this month, making the vegetable far too expensive for discretionary biodiesel blending and risking Malaysian and Indonesian attempts to boost their blending mandates. The countries are seeking to […]

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