Tag: Thailand

Thailand agrees to trial B20 in trucks and B10 for military and government use

Thailand agrees to trial B20 in trucks and B10 for military and government use

June 23, 2016 |

In Thailand, the energy ministry has agreed to subsidize the use of B20 in trucks under a trial program that will pay companies 11 cents per liter of biodiesel consumed for up to 50,000 liters. Biodiesel is currently 7 cents per liter more expensive than fossil diesel. The government will also study the use of […]

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Thailand to temporarily cut biodiesel mandate as El Niño hits production

Thailand to temporarily cut biodiesel mandate as El Niño hits production

June 20, 2016 |

In Thailand, El Niño is taking its told on palm oil production, so much so that the Energy Ministry will seek a reduction in the biodiesel blending mandate to 5% from the current 7%. The reduction is meant to only be temporary until the start of the next harvest. Demand for the lower blend will […]

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Letter from Thailand: Report on biomass and biofuels

Letter from Thailand: Report on biomass and biofuels

May 23, 2016 |

By John Diecker, Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest Being a tropical country with a largely agricultural economy, Thailand is blessed with an abundance of biomass. The country ranks among the world leaders in production of palm oil, sugar and cassava which make it a natural location for the manufacture of biofuels. As […]

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Bangchak to invest up to $28 million for ethanol plant

Bangchak to invest up to $28 million for ethanol plant

May 19, 2016 |

In Thailand, Bangchak will pay up to $28 million for an ethanol plant with up to 300,000 liters per day production capacity in order to help supply national blending policies. Currently the company has 700,000 liters per day of blending demand while that is expected to rise to 1 million liters per day by 2020. […]

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Thailand speeds up trials to implement B10 by 2018

Thailand speeds up trials to implement B10 by 2018

May 17, 2016 |

In Thailand, the Ministry of Energy has been instructed to quickly begin tests of B10 in order to facilitate introduction of the blend commercially across the country in 2018. Such a blend would boost biodiesel consumption to 14 million liters per day. The policy is in line with the country’s 2015-2036 Alternative Energy Development Plan. […]

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Drought to cut sugarcane production but cassava to fill gap for ethanol feedstock

Drought to cut sugarcane production but cassava to fill gap for ethanol feedstock

March 14, 2016 |

In Thailand, ethanol producers are likely to boost use of cassava as feedstock this year due to drought impacts that will reduce sugarcane availability. Currently 30% of ethanol is produced from cassava but that could increase to 40% as molasses availability decreases. Demand could soar to 25 million liters per day from the current 3.7 […]

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Thailand phases out E10 in exchange for E20 and E85

Thailand phases out E10 in exchange for E20 and E85

March 8, 2016 |

In Thailand, the government is phasing out lower 10% ethanol blend fuels by 2018 and 2027, instead bringing in E20 and E85. Doing so will triple ethanol demand to more than 25 million liters per day. To boost demand for the higher ethanol blends, excise taxes will be levied on the lower blends to help […]

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Thai ethanol producers buy spoiled rice at auction

Thai ethanol producers buy spoiled rice at auction

February 18, 2016 |

In Thailand, the country’s private sector has stepped up to the plate with a strong participation in the auction to dispose of spoiled and low quality rice stocks, which can be used as an ethanol feedstock. On average, ethanol producers pay around 6 cents per kg while animal feed producers pay about three times as […]

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Thai sugar giant buys first non-bagasse biomass power facility for $14.3 million

Thai sugar giant buys first non-bagasse biomass power facility for $14.3 million

February 17, 2016 |

In Thailand, sugar giant Mitr Phol is moving beyond bagasse-based power generation, of which it already owns six plants, and is investing $14.3 million in a multi-feedstock 9.9MW biomass power facility co-located with a rice mill. Its six bagasse-based facilities produce 450MW of power of which 200MW is sold to the national grid. It has […]

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Thai Agro Energy teams with major cassava producer on $41.6 million ethanol facility

Thai Agro Energy teams with major cassava producer on $41.6 million ethanol facility

December 24, 2015 |

In Thailand, Thai Agro Energy has teamed with Kamphaengphet Bio Power—a major producer and exporter of cassava—to develop a new 200,000 liter per day ethanol plant with an estimated total investment of $41.6 million following the three-month feasibility stage. TAE is expects to operate at 90% of its installed capacity of 125 million liters annually […]

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