Malaysia Fast-Tracks Biodiesel
18 November 2005
The Star. Malaysia’s switch to bio-diesel will begin next year, at least one year ahead of schedule. Three federal ministries—Transport, Defence, and Primary Enterprises and Commodities—have volunteered to pilot the use of a B5 palm biodiesel blend (5% biodiesel).
The Government’s initial plan was to introduce it in early 2007.
“However, because our plans are going very well, it seems that we can start way ahead of schedule,” Primary Enterprises and Commodities Minister Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui told The Star yesterday.
“Starting in 2006, all diesel-engine vehicles throughout the country that belong to departments, agencies and organizations under the Transport Ministry, Defence Ministry and our own ministry will start switching to bio-diesel,” he said.
“After that, we will introduce the fuel to the general public for use.”
Malaysia is targeting a B20 blend.
(A hat-tip to Rexis!)
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