Official Confirms Malaysia To Increase B7 Biodiesel Production From November

Malaysia will increase the amount of palm oil in biodiesel from 5 per cent to 7 per cent from November, as the world’s No. 2 palm grower tries to reduce stockpiles and prop up prices that have fallen nearly 20 per cent this year.

Malaysia was also studying the possibility of again raising the mandate for palm oil in diesel to 10 per cent, plantation industries and commodities minister Douglas Uggah Embas said today, although he not give any timeline for implementation.

Crude palm oil is increasingly being used as an additive to fossil fuels as it can reduce costs and cut down on environmentally damaging emissions.»