Malaysia's first biodiesel plant will begin production within the next three years, a government official says. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Peter Chin says the 40 million ringgit ($10.5 million) plant, a joint venture between Golden Hope Plantations and the Malaysian Palm Oil Board, will produce about 5,500 tons (5,000 t) of biodiesel per month. Chin says the Board has an experimental station that conducts research and development with palm oil. “The technology is ...

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