Tag: Thailand

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Thai ethanol producers team with cassava producers to establish market stability

Thai ethanol producers team with cassava producers to establish market stability

December 19, 2016 |

In Thailand, the Thai Ethanol Manufacturing Association and the Confederation of Tapioca Farmers will sign an agreement on December 23 establishing a price for set cassava against a commitment to purchase 10,000 metric tons of cassava per day. Farmers will guarantee a minimum of 25% starch content in the cassava sold to ethanol producers. With […]

Read More

Thailand to use spoiled rice as ethanol feedstock to fill the supply gap

Thailand to use spoiled rice as ethanol feedstock to fill the supply gap

December 8, 2016 |

In Thailand, 4 million metric tons of spoiled rice is set for use as feedstock for ethanol production to help fill the gap in supplies required to meet current blending mandates. The late start to the sugarcane crush means an ethanol supply shortage is expected in December and January, so the department of energy business […]

Read More

Thai ethanol market facing shortage

Thai ethanol market facing shortage

December 5, 2016 |

In Thailand, for the first time in several years a shortage of ethanol supplies are expected this month. Fuel retailers have already asked the government to dip into reserves to meet demand but those are only sufficient for 3.5 days due to daily consumption of 3.8 million liters on average. The shortage could last between […]

Read More

Thai Agro Energy partially shut down following hydrogen sulfide emissions

Thai Agro Energy partially shut down following hydrogen sulfide emissions

November 28, 2016 |

In Thailand, hydrogen sulfide levels were found to exceed the allowed limits at the Thai Agro Energy ethanol plant in Dan Chang district following complaints to the Industry Ministry that led to an inspection. The hydrogen sulfide accumulated in a wastewater treatment pond to overcapacity, so the company decided to release some of the excess […]

Read More