The Persatuan Biodiesel Malaysia or the Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA) was established on September 2, 2008 and consist of members, located in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak. The Association was primarily established to represent the interest of the biodiesel industry in Malaysia. It works closely and represents the industry in government dialogues, forums and committees.
Malaysia urged to go for B10 biodiesel
Official: CPO prices have settled to lower levels currentlyKUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia should not wait too long to implement its B10 biodiesel mandate now that crude palm oil (CPO) prices have settled to lower levels, according to biodiesel industry official U.R. Unnithan.Unnithan felt that CPO prices at RM3,300 per tonne were unsustainable, stating that prices in the range of RM2,500 to RM2,600 were...
Higher biodiesel production
Malaysia expected to increase output by 80% this yearKUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is expected to produce 900,000 tonnes of biodiesel in 2017, up about 80% from half a million tonnes last year, while Indonesia's production is projected to rise to 3.5 million tonnes this year from three million tonnes in 2016, according to industry expert U.R. Unnithan.Met on the sidelines of the 28th Global Palm and...
B10 biodiesel implementation in Malaysia - we speak with MPOB’s biodiesel researcher, Dr Harrison Lau
As most of you are aware, Malaysia is in the process of introducing B10 biodiesel for public consumption. However, the road to its introduction has been a little bumpy to say the least, with multiple deferments over several months.In that time, several manufacturers like BMW, Toyota, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Isuzu have voiced their concern about the usage of B10 in their vehicles. Additionally,...
Trans Borneo Expedition passes 800km marker as it heads to Sabah
KUCHING: The B10 Trans Borneo Expedition has conquered approximately a distance of 800km as it travels from Bintulu to Lawas.The journey covers Bintulu – Belaga – Miri – Brunei – Limbang and Lawas, with the delegates arriving in Lawas at 6pm today.The expedition will cover some 1,189km as it makes its way from Belaga, Sarawak to Kundasang, Sabah using a fleet of 14 4×4 vehicles accompanied by...
B10 biodiesel in Malaysia – separating fact from fiction
Ever since the nationwide introduction of B10 biodiesel was first mooted back in 2015, there's been a lot of conjecture regarding the fuel's suitability for Malaysia's diesel-powered vehicles.So far, a number of companies including BMW Group Malaysia, UMW Toyota Motor, Volkswagen Group Malaysia and Isuzu Malaysia have stated that their cars will not be able to use the fuel, with BMW in...
B10 biodiesel is cleaner, better for engines – MPIC
The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) has released a statement clarifying the facts regarding the oft-delayed B10 biodiesel. The fuel, which uses a blend of 10% palm methyl ester and 90% diesel, was supposed to be implemented last month, but was delayed indefinitely due to the unfavourable price of crude palm oil versus regular diesel.Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong...
B10 biodiesel mandate deferred to avoid burdening the public
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government is deferring the implementation of the biodiesel mandate for B10 in transportation sector and B7 in industrial sector.In a three-paragraph statement, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said the Government had wanted to strengthen the implementation of the Biodiesel Program by increasing the blend for transportation sector to B10...
All systems go for B10 biodiesel; shoring up CPO prices, reducing stock seen
KUALA LUMPUR: After hitting several speed bumps on the road to realisation, the country’s stalled B10 biodiesel mandate for the transport sector is poised to take-off in the final quarter of this year, say industry observers.Initially slated for implementation in June, the higher B10 blend which combines 10% palm methyl ester with 90% fossil fuel diesel is a migration from the current B7...
MBA Press Release on Signing MoU with Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB), India to Explore Palm Biodiesel Investment and Export Potential
The Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB), India on July 21, 2016 to explore palm biodiesel investment and export potential. The MoU was signed in conjunction with the ASEAN-India Business Leadership Conclave 2016 held at Menara MITI, Kuala Lumpur. MBA was represented by its President, Mr UR...
MBA Press Release on Concerns Over B10 Programme for the Transport Sector
Following the recent news reports pertaining to concerns by automotive makers on the implementation of B10 programme in the transport sector beginning June 2016, the Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA) would like to take this opportunity to clarify these concerns. Please click HERE for the MBA...