Tag: cassava

Cassava production could bring more cash to Nigeria

Cassava production could bring more cash to Nigeria

August 5, 2017 |

In Nigeria, cassava could become a focus for the country’s industrial growth and provide increased income from their 47 million tons of cassava tubers that are produced in the country each year. Currently, cassava is used for food consumption in the country, but could be expanded for industrial use such as biofuel, livestock feed, flour, […]

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Nigerian cassava could save $2.54 billion in annual ethanol imports

Nigerian cassava could save $2.54 billion in annual ethanol imports

July 18, 2017 |

In Nigeria, the national cassava producers association believes the country can save $2.54 billion in ethanol imports annually and generate $4.13 billion in revenue if cassava is used for producing ethanol. Currently only 3% of ethanol consumption is produced domestically. Under a previous administration, the government had pushed for a 20% inclusion of cassava in […]

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E5 Biofuel Requirement in Vietnam Deadline Approaches

E5 Biofuel Requirement in Vietnam Deadline Approaches

July 8, 2017 |

In Vietnam, the Ministry of Industry and Trade is not extending the January 1, 2018 deadline for petrol wholesalers to switch to E5 biofuel made from cassava. The E5 biofuel requirement is an attempt by the government to hit two birds with one stone – protect the environment and rely less on fossil fuels and […]

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Chinese to invest in 100,000 ton per year Cambodia cassava ethanol project

Chinese to invest in 100,000 ton per year Cambodia cassava ethanol project

May 24, 2017 |

In Cambodia, as part of China’s “The Belt and Road Initiative”, Hong Kong-based North Asia Resources will buy 14,000ha in Pursat Province for more than $52 million in order to produce cassava that will supply a 100,000 metric ton per year ethanol plant. Methane, carbon dioxide, bio-solid organic fertilizers and bio-power generation will also be […]

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China New Energy scores $12.5 million in contracts to build cassava ethanol plant in Ghana

China New Energy scores $12.5 million in contracts to build cassava ethanol plant in Ghana

March 29, 2017 |

In the UK, China New Energy announced it has won a number of contracts with Supercare Group Limited of Ghana and CNBM General Machinery Co., Ltd in China to construct a new ethanol plant in Ghana. The contracts are in relation to the building of a cassava-to-ethanol plant in Ghana that will have a production […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Laotian ethanol plant contaminating rivers fisher communities rely upon

Laotian ethanol plant contaminating rivers fisher communities rely upon

August 3, 2016 |

In Laos, a cassava-based ethanol plant is emitting waste into local waterways that has led to community protests. The runoff is impacting the fish runs that provide livelihood for 400 families in two villages. Although the facility, that was built in 2002, has holding ponds for effluent from the plant some of the effluent still […]

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