Ministry to announce B10 biodiesel programme by year-end


Deputy Minister Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin said the ministry was in consultations with the relevant stakeholders, including the Malaysian Automotive Association, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association and Malaysian Automotive Institute, on issues of manufacturer

PUTRAJAYA: The Primary Industries Ministry will announce implementation of the B10 (10% palm methyl ester with 90% petroleum diesel) programme in the transport sector by year-end, subject to approval by the Cabinet.

Deputy Minister Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin said the ministry was in consultations with the relevant stakeholders, including the Malaysian Automotive Association, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association and Malaysian Automotive Institute, on issues of manufacturer’s warranty on vehicles.

He said implementation of the biodiesel programme had been deferred since June 2016.

This was mainly due to certain technical issues and a wide price gap between Brent crude and crude palm oil.

Shamsul Iskandar said in a statement that “in the current situation, the price gap between both is narrowing, thus making higher blending of biodiesel with respect to the B10 programme more viable to be implemented in due course”.

He was referring to his statement reported by Nikkei Markets that Malaysia will only implement the B10 programme starting from the second half of 2019. — Bernama

 

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