Malaysia to start selling B7 biodiesel in Nov - report
Oct 29, 2014 - Malaysia will launch next month a B7 biodiesel blend containing 7% of palm biodiesel and 93% petroleum diesel, the Star said on Tuesday.
Sales of the new fuel will be launched on November 1 for the subsidised sector in peninsular Malaysia, plantation industries and commodities minister Douglas Uggah Embas said, as quoted by the daily. The B7 biodiesel will be offered in the Sabah and Sarawak territories from December as a substitute to the currently offered B5 blend. The price of the B7 biodiesel will be the same as the one of the B5 fuel.
The B7 biodiesel blend programme will be obligatory for the subsidised sector and is expected to cut diesel consumption by 667.6 million litres (176.4 million gallons) annually, while lifting the use of biodiesel to 575,000 tonnes from 300,000 tonnes at present, Embas said.
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