China will use biodiesel containing Malaysian palm oil in cars
Almaty. May 30. KazTAG - China will use biodiesel containing Malaysian palm oil in cars, reports the Malaysian newspaper TheStar.
"About 180 trucks will use biodiesel containing Malaysian palm oil in a pilot project to test its capabilities in Chinese cars", - the report said.
According to Theresa Kok, Minister of Commodity Industries, the project should start in the next few months. 180 sanitary trucks in Zhaoqing, southern Guangdong, will be filled with mixed biodiesel containing 5%, 10% and 20% palm oil, respectively. The experiment will be conducted over a period of 20 months, including 12 months of field trials.
“Tests should show the effectiveness of biodiesel on these cars during the 4 seasons, because palm oil is a tropical oil and freezes at low temperatures”, - said Kok.
According to Kok, China also plans to invest in a project to modify an existing biodiesel plant in Malaysia using enzymatic technology.
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