Tag: Thailand

Thai government sues Rajburi Ethanol over week-long 2016 wastewater spill

Thai government sues Rajburi Ethanol over week-long 2016 wastewater spill

July 10, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that the government wants Rajburi Ethanol to pay nearly $200,000 in damages following a wastewater leak that included molasses over the course of nearly a week in October 2016 that led to significant fish kill. The Pollution Control Department and Fisheries Department sued the company for damages related to […]

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Groundbreaking for Thai bioeconomy park seen for October

Groundbreaking for Thai bioeconomy park seen for October

July 8, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the planned bioeconomy park co-located at Kaset Thai’s sugar mill in Takhli will likely celebrate its groundbreaking in October. The facility to be jointly owned by Kaset Thai International Sugar and Global Green Chemicals aims to produce biochemical products. The first phase of the project will require […]

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Thailand to phase out B7 completely by November 2020

Thailand to phase out B7 completely by November 2020

June 27, 2019 |

In Thailand, with the government preparing to announce B10 will be the official diesel at the pump nationwide from November, replacing the current B7, it plans to see B7 completely ushered out by November 2020. With 900 fueling stations across the country currently supplying B20, only 28 stations have B10 available at the pump. The […]

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Thai government looking to wind down biofuel subsidies in the name of fuel price stability

Thai government looking to wind down biofuel subsidies in the name of fuel price stability

June 13, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the government may look to end subsidies for 20% and 85% ethanol as well as 10% and 20% biodiesel blends in the next three years on the back of concerns that the subsidies are negatively impacting fuel price stability. New laws that came in in late May […]

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Public sale of B10 officially launched in Thailand

Public sale of B10 officially launched in Thailand

May 30, 2019 |

In Thailand, PetrolPlaza reports that B10 fuel officially went on sale this week when the country’s energy minister officiated at the first public sale, known as UltraForce Diesel B10 and retailed by PTT. In an effort to encourage drivers to switch to B10 from the current standard of B7, there is a 3 cent per […]

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Thailand set to have B10 become the standard by next week

Thailand set to have B10 become the standard by next week

May 14, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that B10 will be the standard diesel fuel in the country by next week, rising from the current B7 blend. Both fuels, for which international standards will also be announced next week, will be available because only Isuzu and Toyota have announced that their pickups, vans and trucks are […]

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Thailand to order utility to buy 200,000 cu m more palm oil for electricity production

Thailand to order utility to buy 200,000 cu m more palm oil for electricity production

May 9, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that as part of its continued effort to boost consumption of palm oil and thereby improve prices for the all-important commodity, the government plans to order the state-owned utility to buy 200,000 cubic meters of palm oil for electricity production spread out evenly on a quarterly basis over a […]

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Government adds three more provinces to biochemical hub

Government adds three more provinces to biochemical hub

May 1, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the country is moving ahead quickly with the development of its bioeconomy initiatives with implementation of three new areas in the biochemical hub in Chachoengsao, Ubon Ratchathani and Lop Buri beyond the four already under way in Khon Kaen, Nakhon Sawan, Kamphaeng Phet and Udon Thani. The […]

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Thailand working to ensure trucks can run on B20 when mandate rolls out

Thailand working to ensure trucks can run on B20 when mandate rolls out

April 10, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the government is working with truck manufacturers to ensure that when the B20 mandate is implemented there won’t be issues with warranties. Toyota has confirmed that its Hilux and Fortuner models are already compliant with the fuel, and the costs to run the top of the line […]

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Thai B20 mandate set for end-April

Thai B20 mandate set for end-April

April 8, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that the government has set the end of April as the start date for the B10 blending mandate, rising from 7% blending currently. B20 is being eyed for buses and trucks as well as the government looks for ways to absorb the palm oil surplus that is hanging over […]

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