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Malaysia expects implementation of B10 biodiesel programme in October

Malaysia’s Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) expects the B10 biodiesel programme to be implemented nationwide beginning in October. B10 is a blend of 10% palm oil-based biodiesel and 90% petroleum diesel. This would replace the current use of B7 biodiesel, which has been in place since the end of 2014.

Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the implementation would lift domestic consumption of crude palm oil by one million tonnes annually.

Uggah said about 700,000 tonnes of crude palm oil annually were used in the B7 biodiesel programme.

“The meetings with the stakeholders (planters) will be concluded by end June and we will also finalise the papers on the implementation for submission to the Cabinet by then,” he said.

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