Thursday, May 1, 2014

Malaysian B7, B10 & B20 Biodiesels

The Malaysian Government is considering the introduction of higher biodiesel blends beside B5 biodiesel. In the near future, B7 biodiesel plan will be translated into actions.

The action plans for B7 and B10 would include experts’ consultation, revision of Malaysian Standards, engine warranty issue and full implementation.

For B10, Malaysian Standards will have to be revised. The aspects include diesel fuel blending up to 10% of palm methyl ester. This is in line with Euro 2M specifications. Malaysian Palm Oil Board will need to carry out a consumer study, material compatibility test, quality test of B10 and testing of engine components.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Malaysia's B5 Biodiesel Program

Malaysia's B5 Biodiesel Program will be fully implemented nationwide this July.

B5 Biodiesel is a blend of 5% palm oil or palm methyl ester and diesel.

B5 Biodiesel program was implemented in phases. It started at the Central Malaysia i.e. Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur and Melaka between June and November 2011, followed by Southern  region i.e. Johor in July last year. Next was Northern region namely Perak, Perlis, Kedah and Penang. in October last year. Eastern region comprising Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang its implementation was in January this year. In the coming July, it will be implemented in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan.

The main purposes of B5 Biodiesel Program are firstly to effectively reduce domestic palm oil stack to below one million tonnes and secondly to provide a floor price to support CPO prices at RM2000 per tonne.

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