Search Results for 'cassava'

Cassava farmer trial in Cambodia successful enough to move to phase 2

Cassava farmer trial in Cambodia successful enough to move to phase 2

June 3, 2015 |

In Cambodia, the first farmer trial for a cassava-based ethanol project has ended successfully with 100 farmers participating. Currently production is based on 100ha with the next phase scaling up to 2,000 ha but a commercial facility will require feedstock from 15,000 ha. The company previously announced it expects to produce 200 million liters annually […]

Read More

JV builds 4,000 liter per day cassava ethanol plant in Uganda

JV builds 4,000 liter per day cassava ethanol plant in Uganda

March 16, 2015 |

In Uganda, a joint venture between Ugandans, Saudi Arabians and Lebanese investors have invested $1.8 million to build a 4,000 liter per day cassava-based ethanol plant. The facility is expected to boost local cassava prices which have fallen as yields increase thanks to a World Bank-funded research project. Demand has not risen in line with […]

Read More

New deal to see 150,000 tons of Cambodian cassava shipped to China for ethanol

New deal to see 150,000 tons of Cambodian cassava shipped to China for ethanol

January 5, 2015 |

In Cambodia, the first-ever shipment of cassava chips to China for ethanol feedstock has set sail. The deal is the first of many expected shipments under a new agreement with Tianguan Global Cassava Processing Co. Ltd., owned by one of China’s four approved ethanol producers, that would see 150,000 metric tons of cassava chips exported […]

Read More

Vietnamese ethanol producers drowning due to low cassava yields

Vietnamese ethanol producers drowning due to low cassava yields

June 23, 2014 |

In Vietnam, ethanol producers are on the verge of bankruptcy due to lack of market for the fuel. Only about 20% of national production goes towards fulfilling the E5 mandate while the rest must be exported at a loss. Low cassava yields, only a third of what is produced in neighboring countries, has led to […]

Read More

Allied Atlantic Distillers commissions first cassava-based biofuel plant in Africa

Allied Atlantic Distillers commissions first cassava-based biofuel plant in Africa

February 3, 2014 |

In Nigeria, Allied Atlantic Distillers Limited have commissioned the first cassava-based biofuel plant in Africa. The feedstock has been proved as commercially viable and cost-competitive, but has not yet been implemented in Africa, despite the region’s dominance in cassava production. While capacity for the plant remains to be determined, the project is currently working with […]

Read More

Thailand’s cassava ethanol production to double in 2014

Thailand’s cassava ethanol production to double in 2014

December 23, 2013 |

In Thailand, the amount of ethanol produced from cassava is expected to double to 3 million tonnes in 2014. The Ministry of Commerce will allocate over USD$300m to manage an income plan for next season. “If the new government chooses not to implement the income guarantee plan next year, ethanol producers could still purchase fresh […]

Read More

Thailand’s cassava-based ethanol production set to double in 2014

Thailand’s cassava-based ethanol production set to double in 2014

December 19, 2013 |

In Thailand, cassava-based ethanol is set to boom next year with production doubling to 3 million metric tons, in part thanks to a $307 million boost from the government to support cassava growers. If that policy doesn’t go into place, then cassava prices will fall, also weighing on cassava ethanol prices that are currently slightly […]

Read More

Sunbird signs with China New Energy for 10 cassava ethanol plants

Sunbird signs with China New Energy for 10 cassava ethanol plants

October 29, 2013 |

In Nigeria, China New Energy has signed an MOU with Sunbird energy to immediately begin designing a 100,000 ton per year cassava-based ethanol plant, with plans to develop others together in the future. The $24 million plant will produce 110 million liters of ethanol annually. As many as nine other plants could be developed during […]

Read More

Thailand to promote cassava for ethanol and bioplastics

Thailand to promote cassava for ethanol and bioplastics

October 22, 2013 |

In Thailand, both the energy and commerce industries are promoting cassava-based ethanol production as a means to keep the price floor from falling out under the crop. Part of the energy minister’s role is to manage cassava prices, while the prime minister asked him to develop a bioplastics policy that would include the development of […]

Read More

FAO Save and Grow Program Increases Cassava Yield by 400 percent

FAO Save and Grow Program Increases Cassava Yield by 400 percent

June 4, 2013 |

In Rome, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published a field guide detailing its environmentally-friendly farming model called Save and Grow. The program can sustainably increase cassava yields by up to 400 percent for smallholder farmers. It achieves higher yields through improved soil health, mixed cropping and crop rotation, and has been […]

Read More