High prices lead biodiesel rush towards a slowdown

Kovac, Matt
May 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;5/21/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 67, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports on the impact of an increase in feedstock prices on biodiesel production in Malaysia. According to government estimates, only five biodiesel plants are operating in Malaysia. Scores of other plants face the axe unless they start up operations within the next two years. Prices for Malaysian crude palm oil (CPO) front month futures rose to ringgit (M$) 2,390/tonne free on board (FOB) Malaysia in the second week of May as demand surged ahead of supply.


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