Search Results for 'cassava'

Thai researchers use yeast to lower cassava ethanol production costs

Thai researchers use yeast to lower cassava ethanol production costs

March 22, 2017 |

In Thailand, researchers from the Thailand Institute of Science and Technological Research have discovered that the yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae can be used to better produce ethanol from cassava thanks to its heat resistance and speed in consuming sugars, reducing production costs down to those of molasses. The research leading to the discovery took 18 months […]

Read More

St1 signs MOU with Ubon Bio Ethanol for cassava waste ethanol production

St1 signs MOU with Ubon Bio Ethanol for cassava waste ethanol production

January 25, 2017 |

In Finland, St1 has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ubon Bio Ethanol to launch a pilot project of the production of bioethanol from cassava waste, with the aim of setting up a joint venture for ethanol production in Thailand. Thailand is a forerunner in use of renewable energy. The country uses over 3 million […]

Read More

Thailand announces $11.3 billion 10-year plan to build sugarcane and cassava bioeconomy

Thailand announces $11.3 billion 10-year plan to build sugarcane and cassava bioeconomy

January 25, 2017 |

This week we reported from Thailand: “The government launched its 10-year plan to build a bioeconomy hub for the region with private and public sector investment expected to reach $11.3 billion as it focuses on sugarcane and cassava to feed modern biorefineries that will produce biofuels and biochemical as well as biopharmaceuticals, “future” food and […]

Read More

Thailand announces $11.3 billion 10-year plan to build sugarcane and cassava bioeconomy

Thailand announces $11.3 billion 10-year plan to build sugarcane and cassava bioeconomy

January 23, 2017 |

In Thailand, the government launched its 10-year plan to build a bioeconomy hub for the region with private and public sector investment expected to reach $11.3 billion as it focuses on sugarcane and cassava to feed modern biorefineries that will produce biofuels and biochemical as well as biopharmaceuticals, “future” food and “future” feed. The first […]

Read More

Ghana’s first ethanol producer diversifying and seeking more cassava

Ghana’s first ethanol producer diversifying and seeking more cassava

January 19, 2017 |

In Ghana, the country’s only ethanol producer—Caltech—has produced 150,000 liters of ethanol from cassava since starting up the 3 million liter per year facility in August. The company is also expanding into biogas, liquefied carbon dioxide and electricity production. Though the company is already securing cassava from nearby farms in the Volta region, it is […]

Read More

Sapporo licenses yeast technology to Thai JV for cassava pulp ethanol production

Sapporo licenses yeast technology to Thai JV for cassava pulp ethanol production

January 10, 2017 |

In Thailand, a joint venture between oil retailer BTG and a tapioca producer has licensed a yeast technology developed by Japanese beer maker Sapporo in what may be the first ethanol plant to use cassava pulp as feedstock. The new company will invest $42.2 million in the facility that should produce 200,000 liters of fuel […]

Read More

Thai ethanol producers team with cassava producers to establish market stability

Thai ethanol producers team with cassava producers to establish market stability

December 19, 2016 |

In Thailand, the Thai Ethanol Manufacturing Association and the Confederation of Tapioca Farmers will sign an agreement on December 23 establishing a price for set cassava against a commitment to purchase 10,000 metric tons of cassava per day. Farmers will guarantee a minimum of 25% starch content in the cassava sold to ethanol producers. With […]

Read More

Nigerian investors embark on 1.5 million ton cassava ethanol project

Nigerian investors embark on 1.5 million ton cassava ethanol project

September 19, 2016 |

In Nigeria, Mokk Investments has launched its 6,000 hectare cassava project that will eventually produce 1.5 million metric tons of ethanol and starch. The first phase of the project will include 5,000 farmers and later will scale up to 10,000 in the catchment of Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority. Fortis Microfinance Bank will finance the […]

Read More

Union Dicon Salt agrees with Delta State to develop 10,000 hectares of cassava and processing

Union Dicon Salt agrees with Delta State to develop 10,000 hectares of cassava and processing

September 7, 2016 |

In Nigeria, Union Dicon Salt has agreed to plant 10,000 hectares of cassava in Delta State and to set up a processing plant for ethanol and industrial starch production. The state government has promised to provide an enabling environment to ensure the investment is implemented. The ethanol plant will produce 22,000 liters per day while […]

Read More

Cambodian cassava farmers switch crops as Thailand pressures prices

Cambodian cassava farmers switch crops as Thailand pressures prices

August 15, 2016 |

In Cambodia, the country’s cassava farmers are looking at alternative cash crops like corn and soy in an effort to reduce reliance on Thailand’s manipulation of prices and markets for the crop. The country doesn’t have processing facilities for ethanol or starch, so it is exported to Thailand for further processing but since the military […]

Read More