Tag: Thailand

Impress ethanol plant $36.7 million expansion seen boosting owner’s profits

Impress ethanol plant $36.7 million expansion seen boosting owner’s profits

May 18, 2017 |

In Thailand, the second phase of Malaysia’s KNM Group’s ethanol plant, expanding the Impress facility to 500,000 liters per day from the current 200,000 liters per day from cassava, is expected to provide the company with long-term recurring income. The $36.7 million expansion project should take 18 months to complete. Profits from the first phase […]

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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 […]

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Thailand announces 3.66 million tons of rotten rice to be auctioned March 23

Thailand announces 3.66 million tons of rotten rice to be auctioned March 23

March 7, 2017 |

In Thailand, the National Rice Policy Committee agreed to open another round of bidding for rotten rice on March 23 for 3.66 million metric tons. The rotten rice is allowed for industrial uses including biofuels and is part of a major destocking program after the government built up rice stocks in an effort to support […]

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Bangchak Petroleum exploring value add project for its biofuel sector

Bangchak Petroleum exploring value add project for its biofuel sector

February 22, 2017 |

In Thailand, Bangchak Petroleum is investing in a feasibility study looking a project with an unidentified strategic partner to add value to its methyl ester and ethanol production rather than remain subject to the whims of commodity market for fuels. A deal should be announced in mid-2017. The company currently produces 710,000 liters per day […]

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Thai companies team up to develop biorefineries to serve the bioplastics industry

Thai companies team up to develop biorefineries to serve the bioplastics industry

January 30, 2017 |

In Thailand, Global Green Chemical has joined with Kaset Thai International Sugar to jointly develop a feasibility study for a biorefinery using sugarcane in Nakhon Sawan province that will produce Lactic Acid and Polylactic Acid from ethanol to feed into the bioplastics market. The investment plan should be ready by year’s end, with the mill […]

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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 tanker carrying 40,000 liters crashes and explodes

Thai ethanol tanker carrying 40,000 liters crashes and explodes

January 19, 2017 |

In Thailand, an ethanol tanker truck carrying 40,000 liters of ethanol en route to a depot in Bangkok’s Phra Khanong district exploded Wednesday night when the driver crashed into a ditch. The driver, who authorities believe fell asleep at the wheel, will be charged for the accident. Foam was sprayed on the fuel that had […]

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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 […]

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Toray and Mitsui to invest up to $51 million in Thai cellulosic sugars plant

Toray and Mitsui to invest up to $51 million in Thai cellulosic sugars plant

January 5, 2017 |

In Thailand, Toray Industries has teamed with Mitsui to produce cellulosic sugars from bagasse leftover from the sugar production process at Thai sugar mills. The companies will invest up to $51 million to build one of the world’s largest bagasse-based ethanol plants. Producing 1,400 tons of cellulosic sugar annually that will be used as feedstock […]

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