Tag: Thailand

Thailand to boost renewable energy ambitions to 50%

Thailand to boost renewable energy ambitions to 50%

August 13, 2018 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that in conjunction with the local launch of Shell’s Sky Scenario initiative, the government announced it would increase its ambitions for renewable energy consumption by setting its target at 50% in the next 40 years. Currently plans aim for 30% by 2036 but the national alternative energy development plan […]

Read More

Bangchak Petroleum teams up to push B20

Bangchak Petroleum teams up to push B20

August 6, 2018 |

In Thailand, the National News Bureau reports that oil giant Bangchak Petroleum is teaming with the government to support local oil palm farmers through blending 20% biodiesel, in line with the recent move by Indonesia to boost blending to 20% from the previous 15%. Other companies including TPI Polene Plc and TPI Concrete Plc are […]

Read More

BBGI will invest $46.6 million in boosting Thai ethanol and biodiesel production

BBGI will invest $46.6 million in boosting Thai ethanol and biodiesel production

July 25, 2018 |

In Thailand, BBGI will invest $46.6 million to boost daily ethanol production capacity to 800,000 liters from the current 500,000 liters, with an eye on future expansion to 1 million liters per day, while boosting biodiesel production to 1 million liters per day from the current 930,000 liters. The company’s CEO said the expansion plans […]

Read More

Ubon Bio Ethanol to get more cassava feedstock thanks to bioeconomy scheme

Ubon Bio Ethanol to get more cassava feedstock thanks to bioeconomy scheme

July 24, 2018 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that Ubon Bio Ethanol expects an additional 80,000 metric tons of organic cassava grown on about 20,000 rai to be supplied through outgrowers next year as part of the government’s bioeconomy scheme that aims at boosting family farming income. Already about 20,000 tons from contract farming is expected for […]

Read More

Thailand’s Energy Absolute ramping up Green Diesel production for Q1

Thailand’s Energy Absolute ramping up Green Diesel production for Q1

July 9, 2018 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that Energy Absolute expects to launch Green Diesel production by Q1 2019, starting with 40,000 liters per day and eventually ramping up to 800,000 liters per day, using palm oil as feedstock. Already 60% of the company’s revenues come from biodiesel production. As Green Diesel is more expensive that […]

Read More

Thailand adjusts tax structure to promote B20 over B7

Thailand adjusts tax structure to promote B20 over B7

June 21, 2018 |

In Thailand, the government is changing the fuel tax scheme in order to make B20 cheaper than B7 to promote its consumption. A small tax will be added to B7 while the government will pick up an additional per liter subsidy financed through the Oil Fund. Promoting B20 is meant to help relieve some of […]

Read More

Thai policy helping to drive push for more biogas and biomass power production

Thai policy helping to drive push for more biogas and biomass power production

June 11, 2018 |

In Thailand, a new research report says the country’s biogas market should grow 10% while its biomass market should grow 4% between 2017 and 2022 for a total installed capacity of 4,750MW. The country’s northeastern region, home to many host industries providing feedstock for the energy production facilities, is expected to continue to lead growth […]

Read More

Thailand sees B20 as way to mitigate rising diesel prices

Thailand sees B20 as way to mitigate rising diesel prices

May 31, 2018 |

In Thailand, the government is calling on consumers to look towards using B20 as a way to combat higher fossil diesel prices that have increased significantly over the past few months, reflecting higher global oil prices. B20 is offered at a 9 cent discount to fossil diesel at the pump that is blended with just […]

Read More

Thai research consortium to develop technologies for liquid biofuels using catalysts

Thai research consortium to develop technologies for liquid biofuels using catalysts

May 29, 2018 |

In Thailand, SCG Chemicals entered into memorandum of understanding on R&D collaboration of “CAT-REAC Industrial Project” with the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), Thailand Research Fund and Chulalongkorn University. The MoU was also signed by founding partners from 5 private organizations. The collaboration of government, educational institutions, and private sector will foster knowledge creation to seek […]

Read More

Thailand to boost raw sugar consumption for ethanol

Thailand to boost raw sugar consumption for ethanol

May 15, 2018 |

In Thailand, Reuters reports that the country will boost the volume of raw sugar it uses for ethanol production to 500,000 metric tons from the typical 200,000 tons diverted for feedstock. Thailand has produced a record 14 million tons of sugar this season but is trying to find ways to divert sugar from the world […]

Read More