Published on January 9th, 2017 | by Subhash Nair0
4×4 Expedition Flags Off: Out to see How B10 Biodiesel Performs in the Rough
Yesterday, the Malaysia Recreational Off-Roaders Society took the heart of Malaysia with their trucks filled with B10 biodiesel – which should be rolling out across the nation this year. The truckers will be roughing it out in the jungles, while the new diesel blend proves its reliability.
‘B10’ refers to the 10% content of palm-based biodiesel. As it stands, all diesel pumps in the country are supplied with B7 biodiesel, which has 7% of the same palm-based biodiesel mixed in. Yes, this includes both Euro 2M and Euro 5 diesel.
The Malaysian Palm Oil Board has been championing the adoption of palm-based biodiesel for decades now, and they’ve been used by Malaysians in their B5 form for years now.
Various studies around the world has shown that palm-based biodiesel is one of the most stable forms of biodiesel available. In fact, it has no sulphur content, making it a lot cleaner than petroleum-derived diesel.
A technical briefing was shown to go through all the advantages of switching to B10 diesel. We will be putting together an article based on the information we were shown.
The expedition was launched by Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Dato’ Seri Mah Siew Keong.
The convoy carries with them essential supplies for the folks in the eastern states that are affected by the floods.