Malaysia aims to fully implement B20 biodiesel mandate by year-end

March 7, 2022

Dateline 2022-01-05, Reuters:

Malaysia plans to implement its nationwide adoption of the B20 palm oil biofuel programme by the end of 2022, the country’s palm oil board said on Wednesday.

The mandate to manufacture biofuel with a 20% palm oil component – known as B20 – for the transport sector was first rolled out in January 2020 but faced delays due to movement curbs imposed to contain coronavirus outbreaks.

“We will do it stage-by-stage basis depending on the government’s financial capabilities,” Ravi Muthayah, the commodities ministry’s secretary general said during a seminar.

B20 biodiesel mandate in Malaysia expected to absorb one million tonnes of CPO, says industry expert

April 2, 2021

Gosh darn it, when is this B20 mandate arriving, it been delayed a number of times? And are diesel vehicle warranties going tits up?

Dateline 2021-03-23, The Edge:

The B20 biodiesel mandate in Malaysia is expected to utilise over one million tonnes of crude palm oil (CPO), said Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA) president UR Unnithan.

The implementation of the mandate to roll out B20 — biofuel with a 20% CPO component — for the transport sector has been delayed to December 2021 in Peninsular Malaysia.

It has already been implemented in Sarawak since September 2020 and is scheduled to be rolled out in Sabah in June 2021.

Malaysia postpones biodiesel mandate rollout to 2022 – state media

February 18, 2021

Dateline 2021-01-08,

Malaysia will delay the nationwide rollout of its B20 palm oil biodiesel mandate to early 2022 to prioritise an economy that has been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, state news agency Bernama reported late Thursday.

The mandate to manufacture biofuel with a 20% palm oil component – known as B20 – for the transport sector was first rolled out in January last year, and was set to be fully implemented across the country by mid-June 2021.


B20 biodiesel available throughout Malaysia by next June

October 14, 2020

Dateline 2020-09-10, The Malaysian Reserve:

THE national B20 biodiesel programme for the transportation sector — which was initially postponed at the beginning of the Movement Control Order in March — has recommenced to expedite the uptake of the local consumption of biodiesel.

Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali (picture) said the programme is expected to see petrol stations in Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia retailing the green fuel beginning Jan 1 and June 15, 2021, respectively.

He said the B20 biodiesel is already available in Sarawak starting Sept 1.

B20 is the better fuel

May 8, 2020

Yeah, B20 is good.

Dateline 2020-03-18, NST:

MALAYSIA launched its B20 (20 per cent palm methyl ester and 80 per cent petroleum diesel) programme for the transport sector recently.

For someone who has been in the palm oil industry for more than 30 years, I see this as a strategic move that could strengthen the industry. At the same time, it will contribute to the country’s effort to achieve its sustainable development goals, which call for the protection of the planet and people.

This is because scientific studies have proved that the use of biodiesel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For Malaysia, it will bring down the emissions by 3.8 tonnes a year.

B20 biodiesel to be sold in 3,400 petrol stations by mid-2021

April 11, 2020

Dateline 2020-02-20, FMT:

The government will be rolling out its B20 biodiesel programme in stages to cover 3,400 petrol stations nationwide in a push towards greener energy and increasing palm oil production.

The primary industries ministry today said the B20 biodiesel programme is expected to be fully implemented by the middle of next year.

It will be held in collaboration with petroleum companies like Petronas, Shell, Petron, Chevron and BHP.

B20 biodiesel programme debuts in Langkawi

March 10, 2020

Dateline 2020-01-09, Malaysian Reserve:

THE B20 biodiesel programme has begun in Langkawi, Kedah, for the transportation sector beginning Jan 1, 2020, said Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok (picture).

In a statement yesterday, Kok said the next state or federal territories to implement the B20 programme is Labuan, Sabah, which will also be introduced this month.

“We would like to announce that Langkawi has begun using the B20 biodiesel blend of methyl ester for the transportation sector.

Biodiesel price must be controlled, says Kok

July 12, 2019

Deadline 2019-06-14, The Star:

The government has set up a committee – comprising four ministries – to come up with a mechanism to control the price of biodiesel containing 20% bio-content (B20) palm oil to boost domestic usage, says Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok.

The committee will comprise of her ministry, Finance, International Trade and Industry ministries and the Prime Minister’s Department, she said, adding that the matter was discussed at the Cabinet meeting on Wednes­day.

Kok said there is a concern the price of palm biodiesel will increase if it is widely used.

“Therefore, we have to come up with a set of regulations after discussions with the related agencies,” she said after speaking at a seminar on Biodiesel (B7) implementation in the Industry Sector at a hotel here yesterday.

Panel formed to stabilise CPO prices before B20 fuel rollout

July 11, 2019

Dateline 2019-06-13, FMT:

The federal government has formed a special joint committee to ensure that crude palm oil (CPO) prices will remain stable when Malaysia introduces B20 biodiesel fuel next year.

The joint committee is headed by the primary industries ministry and consists of the finance and international trade and industry ministries and the Prime Minister’s Department.

B20 biodiesel fuel is a blend of 20% palm methyl ester and 80% petroleum diesel.