Tag: Thailand

IHI to scale up algae aviation fuel technology in Thailand ahead of Tokyo 2020 Games

IHI to scale up algae aviation fuel technology in Thailand ahead of Tokyo 2020 Games

November 2, 2017 |

In Thailand, Japan’s IHI is seeking to have commercial microalgae-to-aviation fuel technology ready in time to supply the 2020 Tokyo Olympics so is preparing a large-scale trial in conjunction with Siam Cement Group at SCG’s land in Saraburi Province in central Thailand. The project aims to scale up technology developed by Japan’s New Energy Industrial […]

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Thai Agro Energy Company facing fines and lawsuits for wastewater spill

Thai Agro Energy Company facing fines and lawsuits for wastewater spill

October 5, 2017 |

In Thailand, the Thai Agro Energy Company ethanol plant in Suphan Buri will be sued at a minimum by the industry ministry for violating the Factories Act and by residents of the 35 villages who suffered damage to property and local waterways as a result of the company’s wastewater treatment system overflowing last weekend. Fines […]

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Thai ethanol plant shut for 45 days following wastewater spill

Thai ethanol plant shut for 45 days following wastewater spill

October 2, 2017 |

In Thailand, an ethanol plant in Suphan Buri province has been temporarily shut down for 45 days following the overflow of its wastewater treatment plant into nearby villages and waterways after heavy rains forced it to overflow. Fishkills have been reported as well as damage to communities, sugarcane fields and rice paddies. Local officials have […]

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Thailand orders 40% increase in biodiesel stocks to support palm fruit prices

Thailand orders 40% increase in biodiesel stocks to support palm fruit prices

June 21, 2017 |

In Thailand, the government is calling for a 40% increase in biodiesel stocks held by oil companies to 90 million liters to help absorb excess palm oil supplies and support prices. Palm fruit prices were expected to respond within a week as a result of the policy shift. The country currently blends 7% biodiesel. About […]

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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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