Source: US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service
Biodiesel production in 2020 is expected to drop year over year by 16 percent to 1.25 billion liters due to a decrease in international and domestic diesel fuel demand stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Malaysia (GoM) has revised its B20 implementation date originally planned for the first quarter of 2020 to mid-2021. Exports of biodiesel in 2020 are projected at 345 million liters, a decrease of 48 percent compared to the record previous year. With no domestic feedstock industry to support it, Malaysia has no fuel ethanol program supported by imports despite associated human health and climate benefits.