Tag: Thailand

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Thai researchers produce ethanol from water hyacinth

Thai researchers produce ethanol from water hyacinth

October 26, 2016 |

In Thailand, researchers from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi have developed a method to produce ethanol from water hyacinth and are working to scale it up so it at be produced commercially. Demand for sugarcane, cassava and palm oil for biofuel feedstocks have created shortages, creating the need to find other feedstocks that wouldn’t […]

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Thai ethanol plant found to have likely killed giant stingrays due to wastewater leak

Thai ethanol plant found to have likely killed giant stingrays due to wastewater leak

October 24, 2016 |

In Thailand, following lab tests confirming that molasses contains ammonia that could kill giant stingrays as happened recently in the Mae Klong River, the Pollution Control Department is preparing to launch a formal complaint against Rajburi Ethanol for illegally discharging molasses-containing wastewater into the river between October 1 and 7.  The company admitted there had […]

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Three welders killed in explosion at Thai Ethanol Power facility

Three welders killed in explosion at Thai Ethanol Power facility

September 12, 2016 |

In Thailand, three welders were killed in an explosion at the Thai Ethanol Power plant in Non Sila district while they were repairing the cover of one of three wastewater tanks. Sparks from the welding are thought to have ignited biogas escaping from the wastewater tanking, creating the explosion that killed the three men, but […]

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Thailand exploring boosting biodiesel blend to 5%

Thailand exploring boosting biodiesel blend to 5%

August 16, 2016 |

In Thailand, the government is looking to boost the biodiesel blending mandate to 5% from the current 3% in an effort to support palm oil producers after lobbying by growers, crushers and biodiesel producers. To stave off a potential shortage of cooking oil, the mandate can be dialed back down to 3% if needed. The […]

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