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.