Tag: Thailand

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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Thai researcher’s biodiesel research recognized by L’Oreal’s “For Women in Science” Fellowship program

Thai researcher’s biodiesel research recognized by L’Oreal’s “For Women in Science” Fellowship program

November 19, 2015 |

In Thailand, Benjamas Cheirsilp of Prince of Songkla University has been recognized by the L’Oreal’s “For Women in Science” Fellowship program for her research on the “Isolation and Screening of Oleaginous Fungi for Bioconversion of Lignocellulosic Wastes from Palm Oil Mill to Biodiesel Feedstocks,” looking at ways to create renewable energy from the natural breakdown […]

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Paradise Green Energy expands Thai napier grass plantation with eye on power

Paradise Green Energy expands Thai napier grass plantation with eye on power

August 6, 2015 |

In Thailand, Paradise Green Energy plans to expand its 1,000 rai of napier grass to a 3,500 rai plantation for bioenergy feedstock production. The company, which is a joint venture of UWC, hopes to develop more plantations throughout the Khon Kaen región to supply future biomass power plants. The existing plantations will provide pellets and bars to […]

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Thailand´s B7 mandate comes online to boost palm oil consumption

Thailand´s B7 mandate comes online to boost palm oil consumption

August 4, 2015 |

In Thailand, the new B7 mandate comes into effect this week with palm oil demand seen increasing by 8,000 metric tons per month, or 84,000 tons per year, as a result. In the long term, hopes continue to be for blends to reach 10% and then 20%.The  Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand is also experimenting with palm […]

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Thailand to use 1.4 million tons of rotten rice to produce ethanol

Thailand to use 1.4 million tons of rotten rice to produce ethanol

July 2, 2015 |

In Thailand, seven ethanol plants have the capacity to use deteriorated rice as feedstock and are likely to be brought into the government’s plan to use up to 1.4 million metric tons for ethanol production. The process should take about four months and will help to offset the lack of available cassava for feedstock. The […]

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Mitr Phol to invest $30 million to expand ethanol production

Mitr Phol to invest $30 million to expand ethanol production

June 16, 2015 |

In Thailand, Mitr Phol plans to dedicate $130 million to renewable energy investments with $30 million going towards expanding existing ethanol production at its Kalasin province distillery to 1.45 million liters a day from 1.2 million. Another $89 million will go towards biomass power projects. Investments include solar rooftops as well as dry yeast from […]

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Thailand takes second stab at offloading 13 million tons of substandard rice

Thailand takes second stab at offloading 13 million tons of substandard rice

June 8, 2015 |

In Thailand, the government is again looking to offload 13 million metric tons of low quality and rotten rice not fit for human consumption to ethanol producer and animal feed manufacturers. Of the total, about 2 million tons are rotten. The government tried to do so before but the price offered by industry was too […]

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Thai Agro Industry looks to acquire two more ethanol plants

Thai Agro Industry looks to acquire two more ethanol plants

April 22, 2015 |

In Thailand, Thai Agro Industry is looking to acquire an additional 200,000 liters per day of ethanol production, boosting its total daily production capacity to 550,000 liters, with the purchase of two ethanol plants located in the central part of the country. They use molasses as feedstock, have licenses to operate but aren’t yet ready […]

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Thailand re-examining ethanol policy in light of falling oil prices

Thailand re-examining ethanol policy in light of falling oil prices

April 7, 2015 |

In Thailand, the energy ministry is reviewing its plans to promote ethanol consumption in light of lower petrol prices. The policy had been to consume 9 billion liters annually by 2021, up from 3.5 billion liters now, but cheaper gasoline will make the aims difficult to achieve. Promoting E85 has been ruled out because it […]

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Thai ethanol producers urging government to keep price gap between gas and ethanol

Thai ethanol producers urging government to keep price gap between gas and ethanol

March 4, 2015 |

In Thailand, the national ethanol producers association is urging the government to maintain the price gap between ethanol and gasoline despite falling oil prices. The association warned that if the government didn’t artificially maintain the gap, it could take up to six years for ethanol demand to return to current levels. On Monday, ministers will […]

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