B10 biodiesel switch mandatory

Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok has queried Datuk Seri Najib Razak over the

PUTRAJAYA: Petrol stations nationwide would have to switch to B10 biodiesel from the current B7 diesel blend by next month, said Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok.

She said the B10 biodiesel programme was rolled out last December for the transportation sector, and has been implemented in phases.

“The B10 programme targets to increase the blending ratio of palm biofuel in diesel from 7% to 10%.

“The government has announced the B10 mandate for the transportation sector as part of the crude palm oil supply management mechanism to stabilise palm oil prices by reducing the high domestic stock level and increasing the sustainability of energy sources,” she said in her keynote address at the Palm Oil Economic Review and Outlook Seminar 2019 here yesterday. Her speech was read by her deputy, Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin.

The B7 programme for the industrial sector would be implemented starting July 1 this year which would boost local demand for palm oil. — Bernama

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