Tag: Thailand

Scania welcomes Thailand’s push to decarbonize transport with B20

Scania welcomes Thailand’s push to decarbonize transport with B20

January 30, 2019 |

In Thailand, as Scania prepares to open its new manufacturing hub in the country that will serve for the Asia and Oceana region, it welcomed the country’s move towards B20, saying that all of its diesel trucks can run on 100% biodiesel following a long history of working with the fuel in Europe. The country’s […]

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Thailand cuts off US-origin DDGS due to beetle infestation

Thailand cuts off US-origin DDGS due to beetle infestation

January 14, 2019 |

In Thailand, Reuters reports that the government has halted imports of US-produced DDGS unless it has been “properly fumigated” due to two shipments in August and November that had been infested with Khapra beetle. Thailand and the US are negotiating with gas is best to use for the fumigation—Thailand wants methyl bromide while the US […]

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Thailand’s MCE aims to hit 100% ethanol production capacity by 2021

Thailand’s MCE aims to hit 100% ethanol production capacity by 2021

January 9, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that Mae Sod Clean Energy expects to reach full capacity at its 260,000 liter per day ethanol facility in Tak province by 2021. The plant uses sugarcane as feedstock which will reach 1 million metric tons per year of demand when it achieves production capacity. At the moment, the […]

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Thai CNG producer looks at bio-CNG and biomass power to diversify revenues

Thai CNG producer looks at bio-CNG and biomass power to diversify revenues

December 17, 2018 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that CNG producer SKE plans to double its revenue next year on the back of investments in bio-CNG and biomass-based electricity production. Bio-CNG along with its fossil-based counterpart will likely be 60% of revenues next year with the rest coming from biomass-based power when the facility comes online […]

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Thailand sees policy measures absorbing 420,000 ton palm oil surplus by May

Thailand sees policy measures absorbing 420,000 ton palm oil surplus by May

November 27, 2018 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that by May 2019, the country should be able to absorb as much as 420,000 metric tons of the current palm oil surplus thanks to switching two major power plants to palm oil, pushing large buses and trucks to B20 and lifting the small car fleet blending mandate to […]

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Bonsucro’s first smallholder certification sells sugar to Corbion for PLA

Bonsucro’s first smallholder certification sells sugar to Corbion for PLA

November 21, 2018 |

In Thailand, Saraburi Sugar Company has become the first mill to achieve certification against the Bonsucro Production Standard for Smallholder Farmers, following an audit by Cert-ID. The mill, which is found in Thailand’s Central Region, is part of Thai Roong Ruang Sugar Group (TRR Group). TRR Group is one of Thailand’s longest established sugar milling […]

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Bangchak to boost biofuel production to 2.2 million liters per day by 2022

Bangchak to boost biofuel production to 2.2 million liters per day by 2022

November 14, 2018 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that as part of its push to invest in the bioeconomy, Bangchak will invest in expansion of its biodiesel and ethanol production to 2.2 million liters per day by 2022 compared to 1.83 million liters per day currently. The company said it expects the bio-based business to comprise 40% […]

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Thailand to divert palm oil to power generation and promote B20 in trucks

Thailand to divert palm oil to power generation and promote B20 in trucks

November 6, 2018 |

In Thailand, the National News Bureau reports that the national palm oil policy committee is going to help reduce the 190,000-metric-ton palm oil surplus by diverting 160,000 tons towards biodiesel production that will then be used for electricity production at the Ratchaburi and Bangpakong Power Plants. Additionally, the committee is calling for uptake of B20 in […]

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Thailand boosts biodiesel minimum blending slightly to help absorb palm oil surplus

Thailand boosts biodiesel minimum blending slightly to help absorb palm oil surplus

November 5, 2018 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that although the country hasn’t managed to get approval yet for B10 to help absorb its palm oil surplus, the energy ministry has been able to make minor changes to the B7 mandate that will boost demand by 62,000 metric tons per year. The surplus is currently 80,000 tons. […]

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Isuzu says its ready to bring B20 vehicles to Thailand when rules are in place

Isuzu says its ready to bring B20 vehicles to Thailand when rules are in place

October 30, 2018 |

In Thailand, Isuzu says that it can quickly adapt its trucks to run on B20 but in order to do so, specifications must be developed and released by the government. The company’s local distributor said that the vehicles will be more expensive due to the R&D associated with engine and parts adjustments required for the […]

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