Putrajaya, Malaysia is going for a greener diesel in February next year.
Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad launched the B10 Biodiesel Programme that will see the fuel � comprising 10 per cent palm oil biodiesel and 90 per cent fossil diesel � used by all types of diesel vehicles in the transportation sector beginning February, Malaysia News Agency (Bernama) reported.
The use of 10 per cent palm oil biodiesel in Malaysia for vehicles such as four-wheel-drive vehicles, lorries and buses will reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by 1.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, he said.
The B10 programme will contribute to reducing the emission of carbon dioxide by 10 per cent per year from the total number of diesel vehicles in the country, he said when launching the B10 Biodiesel Programme for the Transportation Sector at Dataran Putra here.
The air quality, especially in the urban areas, will also increase through the use of biodiesel with the reduced emission of dust and black smoke into the air. The implementation of the B10 Programme is apt at this time in view of the lower price of palm oil biodiesel compared to petroleum diesel, he said.
Source: Bahrain News Agency