Dr Mahathir sets 2020 target for B20 biodiesel

Noel Achariam

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad launching the B10 biodiesel fuel at Putrajaya today. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, December 11, 2018.

MALAYSIA must compete more aggressively in the biodiesel sector or be left behind by fellow palm oil producers Indonesia, who have already declared the mandatory use of a 20% biodiesel blend (B20) in September this year, said prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Dr Mahathir said not only has Indonesia surpassed Malaysia and emerged as the largest producer of palm oil in the world, the republic has implemented the B20 programme, which makes it mandatory for the transport sector to use a blend of 20% of palm oil with 80% diesel fossil fuel.

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