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.
January 17, 2019
Dateline 2018-12-11, The Edge:
Malaysia is going for a greener diesel in February next year.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today launched the B10 Biodiesel Programme that will see the fuel – comprising 10% palm oil biodiesel and 90% fossil diesel – used by all types of diesel vehicles in the transportation sector beginning Feb 1, 2019.
The use of 10% palm oil biodiesel in Malaysia for vehicles such as four-wheel-drive vehicles, lorries and buses will reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by 1.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, he said.
March 10, 2016
Dateline 2016-01-19, Malaysiakini:
Malaysia is still committed to its plan to raise its biodiesel mandate to 10 percent despite low oil prices, a senior government official said today.
Malaysia’s Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Douglas Uggah Embas said they were in the final stages of consultation with stakeholders on the B10 programme, which mandates a minimum 10 percent of bio content in diesel, and will submit a cabinet paper on this by the end of February.