Malaysia to Implement B10 Biodiesel Program from 1 December 2018
MALAYSIA will implement B10 program starting from 1 December 2018 and will make it mandatory from February 2019.
MALAYSIA will implement B10 program starting from 1 December 2018 and will make it mandatory from February 2019. The government has approved to implement B10, a blend of 10 percent by volume biodiesel with 90 percent by volume petroleum diesel, in the transport sector and other subsidised sectors in stages and will be mandatory from February 2019 Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said in a radio interview with national news agency Bernama on Wednesday (21/11/2018).
Fuel stations in Malaysia currently use B7 biofuel. “The cabinet has approved the use of B10 and it will be implemented from December 1. We also have the agreement from the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers that the industrial sector will use B7,” she said in the interview which was posted to Bernama Radio’s Facebook page.
Kok said with these measures, the use of palm oil locally was expected to double. Malaysia and Indonesia are the top producers of palm oil globally. Currently, Indonesia implement B20 mandatory program and the use has been expanded to both Public Service Obligation (PSO) sector and non-PSO, starting from 1 September 2018. *** (Reuters)