Tag: Thailand

Thailand’s PTG to invest $15.5M in PPP Green Complex JV

Thailand’s PTG to invest $15.5M in PPP Green Complex JV

March 17, 2020 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that energy major PTG has allotted $15.5 million for this year to invest in its PPP Green Complex joint venture it operates together with partners Thachang Green Energy and RD Kasetpattana. The facility that produces 450,000 liters per day of biodiesel and another 200,000 liters per day of […]

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Advanced Biochemical to boost bio-ECH production capacity by 20,000 mt/year

Advanced Biochemical to boost bio-ECH production capacity by 20,000 mt/year

March 3, 2020 |

In Thailand, bio-based chemical company Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has announced a capacity increase at its plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, which will now produce 120,000 mt/year of bio-based epichlorohydrin (ECH) – an increase of 20,000 mt/year. Permission for this increase was granted by the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand. The capacity increase at ABT’s […]

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Thai government to subsidize B10 while adding levy to B7 to encourage switch

Thai government to subsidize B10 while adding levy to B7 to encourage switch

March 3, 2020 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the government has increased the price of B7 in an effort to make B10 and B20 comparatively cheaper and lure drivers towards the higher blends. B7 is set to be phased out. The Oil Fuel Fund Office is providing the funds for the subsidy scheme that will […]

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Thailand seeking to wind down but then ramp back up biofuel subsidies

Thailand seeking to wind down but then ramp back up biofuel subsidies

January 30, 2020 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that although the government is going to go through with planned phasing out of subsidies for both biodiesel and ethanol, it is going to revise the State Oil Fund Act that manages the subsidies over the next two years that will allow more subsidization of the fuels. The government […]

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Thailand to mandate sale of E20 and phase out E10 by September

Thailand to mandate sale of E20 and phase out E10 by September

January 27, 2020 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the government has decided to take the major step of making E20 the “fundamental fuel” by September, the first time a fundamental gasoline blend will be mandated for sale at all filling stations national, in an effort to help tackle air pollution problems that have been plaguing […]

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Thai government wants drivers to fill up with B20 to reduce smog

Thai government wants drivers to fill up with B20 to reduce smog

January 22, 2020 |

In Thailand, Malaysia’s Star newspaper reports that the Thai government is encouraging motorists to fill up with B10 and B20 which the energy ministry says can reduce smog by up to 25%. The country, and especially the capital, are suffering from severe smog conditions recently. Although all six Thai refineries have committed to produce Euro […]

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Thailand looking at potential B100 futures trading

Thailand looking at potential B100 futures trading

January 14, 2020 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the government is looking to set up futures trading for B100 in an effort to stabilize palm oil prices. Prices are currently established by the individual palm oil crushers on a daily basis but a futures market could help to formalize pricing and help keep prices from […]

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Fire forces Thailand to postpone biofuels discount “Christmas gift” by a day

Fire forces Thailand to postpone biofuels discount “Christmas gift” by a day

December 25, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the planned price cut on B10 and E20 meant to be a Christmas gift to drivers has been postponed to a New Year’s gift after the energy ministry building caught fire. The start of the two week discount period was delayed by a day, starting Thursday instead […]

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Thailand to phase out subsidies on biodiesel and E10-E85 blends

Thailand to phase out subsidies on biodiesel and E10-E85 blends

December 9, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that Energy Fund Administration Institute plans to stop subsidizing E85 sometime in 2020 after a decade of trying to get motors to use the fuel. The agency is also planning to roll back subsidies on 10% and 20% ethanol blends as well as biodiesel. With the subsidies in […]

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Thailand to phase out E10 in favor of E20 in early 2020

Thailand to phase out E10 in favor of E20 in early 2020

November 12, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that the government is preparing to launch E20 in early 2020 in an effort to help boost its farming sector. Domestic ethanol production comes from both cassava and sugarcane molasses. Policy already supports palm oil farmers through the implementation of 10% biodiesel blending. Already E20 and E85 are available […]

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