The government will explore the possibility of the B10 Programme, which it is considering implementing nationwide, to be extended to other sectors, such as industry and power generation.
Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the programme involves the blending of 10 per cent palm methyl ester with 90 per cent fossil fuel diesel.
“The full implementation will allow a domestic annual consumption of palm oil of 1.2 million tonnes in the longer term.
“It will also contribute to the usage of an environmentally friendly and sustainable source of energy,” he said in his ministerial address, read by Secretary-General Datuk Himmat Singh, at the Palm and Lauric Oils Conference 2015 here today.
In his speech, Uggah said Malaysia will continue to implement measures to increase the domestic consumption of palm oil as well as reduce stocks.
The government has been implementing the biofuel programme since 2011, beginning with the B5.
“Since then, we have progressed the programme to B7, which has been fully implemented in Peninsular Malaysia since November 2014.
“Currently, we are exploring the possibility of implementing the B10 programme nationwide,” he added.
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