Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Malaysia targets nationwide biodiesel use by 2014

Malaysia is to set in motion a plan for nationwide biodiesel by 2014, according to Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok. The implementation could not be made sooner because there were not enough blending facilities for the alternative fuel. "The in-line blending system for biodiesel currently involves six petroleum depots in the country," Mr Dompok told reporters after launching the B5 biodiesel program for the central region at Jeti Bagan Pasir yesterday.

Mr Dompok also said his ministry was studying ways to reduce the amount of regular diesel in biodiesel by increasing the use of palm methylester. "We can increase the use of palm methylester in biodiesel by 10 per cent, 30 per cent or 50 per cent in the future after conducting research," Mr Dompok added. He also said that the government had no intention on increasing the price of B5. B5 is sold at the same price as regular diesel - RM1.80 (S$0.74) per litre. Read more ...
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