B30 biodiesel mandate pencilled in for 2030 in Malaysia
This was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the NETR includes the implementation of a B30 biodiesel blending mandate.
This has a target date of 2030 for B30 biodiesel to be mandated “when POGO [palm oil vs low-sulphur gas oil] spreads are projected to be economically viable,” according to one of the key initiatives of the programme.
B30 biodiesel first came to light in February 2020 by then Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the launch of the 2020 National Automotive Policy (NAP), that stated B30 biodiesel was to be rolled out in Malaysia by 2025.
In addition to B30 biodiesel implementation, the green mobility (heavy vehicles) energy transition lever also aims to introduce future powertrains for heavy vehicles, which is to track the advancement in technology for future fuel powertrains.
The future fuel powertrains initiative also aims to “explore the utilisation of hydrogen for long-haul trucks and battery-electric vehicles (BEV) for short- to medium-haul trucks.”