Thai sugar giant buys first non-bagasse biomass power facility for $14.3 million

February 17, 2016 |

In Thailand, sugar giant Mitr Phol is moving beyond bagasse-based power generation, of which it already owns six plants, and is investing $14.3 million in a multi-feedstock 9.9MW biomass power facility co-located with a rice mill. Its six bagasse-based facilities produce 450MW of power of which 200MW is sold to the national grid. It has already signed an agreement to sell 8MW to the national grid from the new investment with the remaining power and steam to be used by the rice mill.

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